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COMMENT: Supercharging and turbocharging – complementary tech in the quest for lower emissions

BY DOUG CROSS. Continued pressure to cut ICE emissions will force the auto industry to seek new solutions – such as combining two traditionally rival technologies: supercharging and turbocharging

The recent relaxation of emissions targets for 2017 by the European Parliament does not let the automotive industry off the hook where emissions are concerned. Widespread demand for official tests that more closely represent real world results has been re-energised, not least by recent VW headlines and the growing public awareness of the gulf between rolling road cycles and everyday driving. It’s time to look beyond electronic control strategies to deliver a solution.

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