BorgWarner has announced it is now supplying its advanced wastegate turbocharging technology for numerous hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) from BYD Auto Industry Co. Limited. The company says its proven, highly durable turbochargers boost BYD Auto’s 1.5-liter direct injection gasoline engine in its Qin, Song and Yuan HEVs as well as the 2.0-liter direct injection gasoline engine in its Tang and Song HEVs.
As efficiency enablers for hybrid powertrains, BorgWarner’s wastegate turbochargers are designed to meet challenging emissions requirements by offering powerful yet efficient performance. The locally produced turbocharging solutions provide excellent torque characteristics over the entire engine speed range while improving fuel economy for hybrid powertrains. In addition, BorgWarner also delivers its technology for numerous gasoline powered vehicles of BYD Auto.
“We are proud of being the supplier of choice for this fast-growing domestic automaker in China, extending the mutually rewarding collaboration by delivering our turbocharging technology for advanced hybrid powered vehicles,” said Frédéric Lissalde, president and general manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “This cooperation enables BorgWarner to strengthen its market-leading position and allows us to further optimize our technology for plug-in hybrid vehicles. In turn, our wastegate turbochargers help BYD Auto to grow and comply with stringent emissions regulations.”
As a systems supplier, BorgWarner offers a large portfolio of turbocharging technologies, enabling the company to deliver the optimal solution for a wide range of applications. BorgWarner’s KP39 and K03 turbochargers are equipped with a water-cooled bearing housing to withstand the high exhaust temperatures of gasoline engines. Due to its fast response and low inertia, the pneumatically actuated KP39 turbocharger provides powerful pick up from very low revs without sacrificing performance at high revs for smooth power delivery in nearly all driving situations. The proven K03 turbocharger features an optimized wastegate to control boost and improve fuel economy. In addition to reduced emissions and improved fuel economy, BorgWarner’s robust high-quality boosting technologies enhance performance and low-end torque for a fun-to-drive experience.