Eaton Corporation’ superchargers will make their debut in China on selected new engines on three vehicle models from Chery Automobile Co., Ltd., the country’s leading independent automaker: Chery 1.6S Tiggo, 1.3S A3 and Riich 1.3S G3. This latest Eaton supercharger application will be the first on a Chinese-produced vehicle.
|Eaton supercharger. Click to enlarge.|
Eaton designs and manufactures precision Roots-type positive displacement superchargers for highly specific automotive applications. The Roots-type supercharger consists of two counter-rotating meshed lobed rotors. The rotors trap air in the gaps between rotors and push it against the compressor housing as they rotate towards the outlet port. During each rotation, a specific fixed amount of air is trapped and moved to the outlet port where it is compressed.
Its quick response eliminates the lag of many competing systems, and it allows vehicle manufacturers to replace larger engines with smaller, more efficient engines that provide better fuel economy and reduced emissions.
Fuel savings and emission reduction are the new themes for China’s auto industry. We are pleased to cooperate with Eaton and bring these high-performing superchargers to the China market. Chery is continuing to leverage global resources and is making great strides in building core technological competitiveness, as well as actively following government policies to reduce greenhouse gases and emissions.
—Dr. Zhu Hang, vice president and Dean of Engine Engineering & Research Institute, Chery Automobile Co. Ltd.
Eaton is the worldwide leader in supercharger solutions for small displacement engines for customers in markets around the world. Eaton supercharger technology has been selected by numerous premium global automakers and can be found on these vehicles: Audi A6, S4 and S5, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Cadillac CTS-V, Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid, Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid SUV, Jaguar XKR, XFR, XJR and Range Rover Sport and a version of the fourth-generation Nissan Micra.