F1-style electrified turbos coming to mainstream cars

Garrett Advancing Motion, a leading supplier of turbochargers, on Thursday announced it will launch an electrified turbocharger designed for mass-produced cars by 2021.

Garrett’s design for its electrified turbo, dubbed an E-Turbo, is similar to the MGU-H design used in Formula One.

The E-Turbo features an electric motor-generator mounted to the shaft connecting a turbo’s compressor wheel and turbine. The motor-generator actually sits in the middle in Garrett’s design.