Garrett Motion Presents Next Generation of Powertrain E-Boosting Technologies at IAA Transportation Exhibit in Hannover
- E-Boosting technologies for light- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles on display, compatible with all fuel types
- Innovative E-Turbo and Fuel Cell Electric Compressor technology enables a more sustainable future of commercial mobility
HANNOVER, Germany, September 19-25, 2022 – Garrett Motion Inc. (Nasdaq: GTX), a leading differentiated automotive technology provider, will be showcasing cutting-edge electric-boosting (E-Boosting) technologies that enable enhanced performance and efficiency across all commercial vehicle powertrains and fuel types at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Hannover.
The technology line-up in Hannover (Hall 12, Stand B47) showcases Garrett’s in-house capabilities to design and manufacture highly engineered and differentiated technologies, leveraging advanced mechanical, electric and power electronics expertise. The display includes Garrett’s award-winning 48-volt E-Turbo, advanced E-Compressor for hybrid vehicles, and its new-generation modular hydrogen fuel cell electric compressor for light commercial vehicles (400-volt) and medium duty trucks and buses (800-volt).
Garrett’s highly engineered E-Boosting products can unlock more efficient fuel economy and reduce emissions to help automakers meet strict environmental regulations without compromising performance.
“Garrett’s world-class E-Boosting capabilities and technologies are helping to usher in a new era within the commercial vehicle space,” said David Degrange, Garrett Motion Vice President General Manager, Commercial Vehicles. “Efficiency and sustainability are key; Garrett is a great partner to help automakers to solve some of the biggest challenges in meeting – and even exceeding – current and upcoming emissions regulations while enhancing vehicle up-time and without sacrificing performance. Our teams are engaged with dozens of OEMs across the world for E-Boosting and fuel cell compressor programs, with many more on the horizon.”
Garrett’s E-Turbo for heavy-duty engines improves performance and fuel economy while enabling large downsizing without compromise, and it is compatible with all fuels (diesel, natural gas, Hydrogen, E-Fuels, gasoline) in both light and commercial vehicles. The E-Turbo utilizes a high-speed electric motor positioned on the turbo shaft to spool the compressor more rapidly and eliminate lag, dramatically improving transient engine performance and low-end engine torque. The new technology provides more power and faster response while further enabling engine efficiency. Additionally, the E-Turbo can recuperate otherwise wasted energy as an electrical generator to power the hybrid motor directly or recharge the battery in certain driving situations, allowing automakers greater flexibility in the design of hybrid powertrains.
Fuel cell electric compressors support more efficiency and performance in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) by boosting the hydrogen fuel cell stacks to higher pressures and flows, significantly improving efficiency and power density while enabling downsized packaging. When equipped with the optional turbine expander, the new generation modular compressor enables automakers to harvest exhaust energy at the stack outlet, reducing the electrical power required to drive the fuel cell turbo-compressor by up to 20%. Combined with a robust design-for-manufacturing methodology, the compressor size reduction compared to the previous generation requires less raw materials usage, leading to approximately 33% component cost reduction.
Also, visitors to the display will discover bespoke turbocharger technologies for natural gas and hydrogen-powered internal combustion engines, as well as advanced vehicle software solutions.
To discover more about Garrett’s showcased technologies, please visit the company’s display to speak with Garrett experts in Hall H12, Stand B47.
About Garrett Motion Inc.
Garrett Motion is a differentiated technology leader, serving customers worldwide for more than 65 years with gasoline, diesel and hybrid turbo technologies, hydrogen fuel cell applications and software solutions used in passenger vehicles as well as on and off-highway commercial vehicles. Garrett’s cutting-edge technology enables vehicles to become cleaner, more efficient and connected. Our offering of turbocharging, electric boosting and automotive software solutions empowers the transportation industry to redefine and further advance motion. For more information, please visit www.garrettmotion.com.
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