Tech watch: Electric Powered Compressor (EPC)

The Audi SQ7 comes equipped with an Electric Powered Compressor which allows boost to be delivered almost instantaneously

Overdrive May 23, 2016 15:34:05 IST
Tech watch: Electric Powered Compressor (EPC)

In the quest to comply with increasingly stringent emission norms, automobile manufacturers across the globe have been downsizing their engines. And why not, a smaller engine will not only consume less fuel but in turn, also emit less CO2. However, to keep buyers interested and to ensure driving remains an engaging activity, manufacturers have been relying on turbochargers to extract big horsepower and torque along with stellar fuel efficiency from relatively small engines.

If you have driven a turbocharged motor, you would have noticed...

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