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supercharger

a device, usually a fan or compressor driven by the engine, that increases the mass of air drawn into an internal-combustion engine by raising the intake pressure

supercharger

[′sü·pər‚chär·jər]
(mechanical engineering)
An air pump or blower in the intake system of an internal combustion engine used to increase the weight of air charge and consequent power output from a given engine size.

supercharger

An engine or exhaust-driven fan or impeller used to provide additional fuel-air mixture to the engine so that it can produce additional power. This is done by forcing more fuel-air mixture into the cylinders than could be done by a normally aspirated engine at ambient atmospheric pressure. Supercharging prevents the loss of power with an increase in altitude and helps maintain the manifold pressure. See also turbocharger.
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Their answer is SuperGen, a variable-speed electrically controlled supercharger design that takes most of its power from a physical link to the vehicle's engine.
Tesla Motors, a United States-based automaker, is planning to stop offering unlimited free access to its Supercharger network.
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Lyon Superchargers says the office will enable it to take advantage of what it believes will be a growing trend toward the adoption of cleaner-running electric and hybrid vehicles in the world's most populous country as the problem of atmospheric pollution worsens.
BEIJING -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced that its innovative, fuel-saving supercharger will make its debut in China on selected new engines on three vehicle models from the country's leading independent automaker, Chery Automobile Co.
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Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today was awarded the 2009 Automotive News PACE Award for its revolutionary Twin Vortices Series[R] (TVS[R]) supercharger, an all-new Roots-type positive displacement design selected to boost the performance of the 2009 Corvette ZR-1, Cadillac CTS-V, Audi S4, Jaguar XKR and Land Rover.
The new superchargers are also expected to lower the charging time from an hour to ten minutes.
Tesla Motors, a United States-based automaker, has opened 500 different Superchargers globally.
Due the specialist qualifications and experience required, LYON Superchargers will retain search and selection providers to coordinate the recruitment drive with a view to completing the campaign by the end of the 1st quarter of 2014.
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that its Twin Vortices Series[TM] (TVS[TM]) supercharger has been chosen by Audi to power the automaker's all-new 3.
His announcement came after a Twitter user criticized Tesla saying superchargers use electricity from coal power plants.