Its a serious question, theres a vdub with both a super and a turbo charger ...Are you asking a serious question there or having a laugh? Sorry, but the smiley at the end has thrown me :crazy:
It would probably achieve something on a normally aspirated diesel, but it'd be totally redundant on any car that already has a proper turbocharger.
Ah, the penny's dropped. I've been mooching round their site trying to find a turbocharged VW that they've fitted one of their superchargers to.Its a serious question, theres a vdub with both a super and a turbo charger ...
If it can work mechanically, then it can work electrically... theoretically at least. Mechanical superchargers sap power from the engine, but make up for it by adding more air and allowing enough extra fuel to be burned to more than compensate. I don't see why an electric one couldn't do the same.A big enough electric motor would generate enough energy but it would suck more energy out of the engine than it would put in.
Every system is inherently lossy whether mechanical or electrical, there's no argument in saying something is useless because it consumes more energy than it produces - I can't think of any system to date that doesn't.