BorgWarner has gained a contract with a European OEM to supply its high-performance eTurbo on a passenger vehicle. eTurbo mass production is set to begin in 2022 with a major OEM. The technology of the eTurbo is designed to meet tighter emission regulations, with reportedly a greater than 200 percent transient boost improvement and a 50 percent reduction in time-to-torque.
This business contract is BorgWarner’s first serial production contract for the eTurbo.
“BorgWarner’s eTurbo is a powerful and efficient solution, capable of delivering crucial benefits for our customers, including improved performance, better fuel economy, reduced emissions and more efficient energy usage,” said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager BorgWarner Emissions, Thermal and Turbo Systems. “We believe this is the largest industry award to date for this type of technology and is an important milestone for our company.”
The eTurbo design is made of a mechanical turbocharger with an electric motor couple directly to the shaft, designed to be used as either a motor or a generator.
The integration of these two designs is meant to deliver both the traditional benefits of a standard turbocharger and that of an electrified boost assistance.