Honeywell says 49m vehicles to have turbochargers by 2019

Honeywell says 49m vehicles to have turbochargers by 2019The growth of turbocharging technology has received a boost due to global environmental emission regulations and enhanced demand in emerging markets. Over the past decade, turbochargers have graduated from what was once a niche segment to becoming an integral part of manufacturer’s emission controls and fuel efficiency strategies.

Turbochargers downsize the engine without decreasing power. The device allows for better fuel efficiency, reduction in harmful emissions and can increase fuel economy in smaller engines by as much as 20 to 40% in gas and diesel variants.

Countries the world over are pushing for increased use of turbochargers. China which is one of the fastest growing automotive markets in the world is expected to increase use of turbochargers from 23% in 2014 to 41% in 2019 while US is also keen to see a 14% increase in use of turbochargers over the next five years.

Europe, Japan and Korea are also concentrating heavily of giving turbocharging technology a boost while BRIC countries will also be pushing for greater use of turbochargers to take advantage of the higher level of reliability, performance and fuel efficiency offered. In India sales are projected to hit 3 million units annually in the next five years, with 2% increase to 48% by 2019.