A downsized engine that packs a big punch, improving vehicle efficiency without comprising performance.

“The UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) sponsored HyBoost project was a collaborative research programme to develop an ultra-efficient optimised gasoline engine concept with “Intelligent Electrification”. The basis of the concept was use of a highly downsized 1.0L boosted engine in conjunction with relatively low cost synergistic ‘12+X’ Volt electrical management system and electrical supercharger technologies to deliver better value CO2 reduction than a full hybrid vehicle. Project targets of 99 g/km CO2 as measured over the European Drive Cycle (EDC) in a standard 2011 Ford Focus whilst maintaining the same performance and driveability attributes as a 2009 production 2.0L version of the car were achieved.” (Quote by gtr.rcuk.ac.uk)

CPT’s role in the Hyboost project in 2009 was to apply a ‘VTES’ electric supercharger to a 2011 Ford Focus. We also executed a technical feasibility study involving both simulation and rig testing of the exhaust gas energy recovery turbo-generator TIGERS in conjunction with Imperial College London.

The HyBoost project represented the effective preparation of the TIGERS concept and technology for application to other vehicle platforms.

For further information, go to the official published sources:

Ricardo – click here for Ricardo publishing

The Engineer – click here for The Engineer publishing