Honeywell says that the use of turbochargers will double due to tighter fuel economy standards

Article by Christian A., on March 16, 2011

Honeywell International Inc. predicts that by 2015, the use of turbochargers will double in new U.S. automobiles as the market grows due to tighter fuel economy standards. Honeywell is based in Morris Township, New Jersey, and is the world's largest maker of turbochargers. Around 20% of engines produced in the U.S., Canada and Mexico will include turbochargers, a 9% increase from the estimate for this year.

The U.S. figure is lower than the predicted 67% penetration rate this year in Europe, 28% in India and 13% in China. Alex Ismail, head of the company's transportation systems division, said that the U.S. has one of the lowest turbo use in the world, which makes it an "emerging region from a turbo standpoint.”

He also said to Autonews, that Honeywell's turbochargers were adopted for gas- or diesel-burning engines in vehicles, including Tata Motors Ltd.'s Nano, with its 0.8- liter engine, and a Caterpillar Inc. mining truck with a 100-liter engine.

Deane Dray, a Citigroup Inc. analyst in New York, said that Honeywell's forecast for the segment of new U.S. automobiles with turbochargers is reliant on the continued acceptance of gas and diesel turbos and the sales growth in the auto industry.

Dray added that it’s a “very realistic goal." Ismail said that turbos are more popular in Europe due to higher oil prices and stricter carbon-emission standards.

In the U.S., automakers want to increase the usage of turbochargers as they make efforts to comply with a government mandate that automobile fleets should run an average 35.5 miles per gallon of gasoline by 2016 from the current rate of 25 miles per gallon.

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