Tony Schultz, Vice President of Honeywell Turbo Technologies, and Steve McKinley, Vice President of Engineering at Honeywell Turbo Technologies, work to make fuel-efficient, fun-to-drive vehicles for consumers. At Honeywell, Schultz and McKinley spend a great deal of time focusing on turbochargers — devices that recycle energy from a vehicle’s exhaust to power a compressor that packs fresh air into engine cylinders. In short, the turbocharger makes the engine act more powerful than it is by reducing friction losses, improving fuel economy without sacrificing performance.

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“The regulatory changes in the U.S. — where car manufactures have to meet an average fuel fleet of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2017 — will continue to increase through 2025 to 54.5 [miles per gallon],” Schultz explains. “Turbochargers are a big enabler to meet that [requirement].”