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Controlled Power Technologies claims its new electrically-driven supercharger is ready for production and the company is looking for OEM customers. With so many automakers moving to smaller displacement engines with turbocharging to provide power as needed, this could be an excellent alternative. An electrically-driven boosting system would give engineers greater flexibility in packaging. Installing a turbocharger requires plumbing from the exhaust side of the engine to the intake. An electric s

Controlled Power Technology's Variable Torque Enhancement System (VTES) is currently being shown off in Stuttgart, Germany. According to Guy Morris, engineering director and chief technical officer, "From an idea first conceived in the year 2000, this technology has been progressively developed to the point where it is now a mature well-proven second-generation design, ready to be adopted by carmakers."