Turbochargers boost performance, sales
"We're in the golden age of turbos," said Nitin Kulkarni, a vice president at Honeywell Transportation Systems, one of the world's biggest producers of turbos. "We are a no-compromise solution because we can be literally applied to all kinds of vehicle sizes, fuels and engine strategies."
IHS Automotive claims that turbocharged cars could account for 38 percent of vehicles sold in the US by 2021, a figure that's being driven by the rush to meet Uncle Sam's 54.5-mile-per-gallon CAFE requirement by the middle of the next decade.
"At the end of the day, it's ultimately regulations that the manufacturers are trying to meet," IHS' Jeff Jowett told The News.
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