FRANKFURT, Germany – September 9, 2019 – Garrett Motion Inc. (NYSE: GTX), a leading differentiated technology provider into the automotive industry, will showcase its latest products and technology applications at the 68th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, including for the first time an electrified turbocharger (E-Turbo) for mass market passenger vehicles.
“We continue to advance our electrification capabilities at Garrett to support the interests of our global customer base. As such, we are excited for the public unveiling of our first-generation E-Turbo, designed to dramatically improve the performance and fuel economy of mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains in conjunction with both gasoline and diesel engines,” said Olivier Rabiller, president and chief executive officer for Garrett. “Electrified engine technology will be key in meeting industry challenges for increased energy efficiency and new global regulatory emission targets while still meeting consumer demands for better vehicle performance and affordability.”
Garrett’s E-Turbo delivers superior performance, fuel economy and emissions by integrating ultra-high-speed electric motors and power electronics into the turbocharger, while also providing energy recuperation to the vehicle’s electrical system. The E-Turbo uses a small electric motor on the shaft to spool up the turbo and provide immediate boost from idle, eliminating felt acceleration lag time, and generating electricity and recharging the hybrid battery. E-Turbo’s in gasoline engines can result in up to a 15 percent reduction in CO2.
In concert with the E-Turbo hardware, Garrett’s new turbocharger boost control software also significantly enhances turbo performance and health as well and helps unlock optimized energy management in hybrid vehicles. Connected software controls support the performance and fuel efficiency potential of E-Turbo systems by integrating boost control algorithms in existing electronic control units (ECUs). Garrett’s software additions contribute to optimized turbo boost, torque, efficiency, and emissions performance. In addition, it also employs prognostic and smart diagnostic functionality to monitor the health status of the entire air loop within the vehicle as OEMs focus on all aspects of powertrain design to meet increasingly more stringent environmental standards, including the upcoming Euro 7 emission targets.
Additional technologies to be on display in Frankfurt will show the full breadth of Garrett’s product portfolio in turbochargers, electrification and connected vehicle software, including:
Visit Garrett Motion in Hall 4.1, Booth D10 at IAA in Frankfurt, Sept. 10–13, 2019.
Garrett is a differentiated technology leader, serving customers worldwide for more than 65 years with passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle, aftermarket replacement and performance enhancement solutions. Garrett’s cutting-edge technology enables vehicles to become safer, and more connected, efficient and environmentally friendly. Our portfolio of turbocharging, electric boosting and automotive software solutions empowers the transportation industry to redefine and further advance motion. For more news and information on Garrett, please visit www.garrettmotion.com/news.
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