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., Ltd.: Chery 1.6S Tiggo, 1.3S A3 and Riich 1.3S G3. This latest Eaton supercharger application will be the first on a Chinese-produced vehicle.
“Eaton superchargers bring new opportunities to the growing Chinese automotive market because the technology allows automakers to use smaller engines that consume less fuel yet maintain a high level of performance,” said Frank Wang, general manager of Eaton’s Vehicle Group in China. “Chery, one of the fastest growing and most advanced automobile manufacturers in the world, understands the benefits of supercharging, and we are pleased that they have chosen Eaton’s technology for these smaller but high-powered and highly efficient engines.”
The Eaton supercharger is a high-technology boosting device that pumps more air into an engine to increase torque and power when needed. Its quick response eliminates the lag of many competing systems, and it allows vehicle manufacturers to replace larger engines with smaller, more efficient engines that provide better fuel economy and reduced emissions.
"Fuel savings and emission reduction are the new themes for China’s auto industry,” said Dr. Zhu Hang, vice president and Dean of Engine Engineering & Research Institute, Chery Automobile Co. Ltd. “We are pleased to cooperate with Eaton and bring these high-performing superchargers to the China market. Chery is continuing to leverage global
resources and is making great strides in building core technological competitiveness, as well as actively following government policies to reduce greenhouse gases and emissions."
“We pay close attention to key market drivers and understand that consumers and governments are demanding reductions in fuel consumption and emissions without any drop off in performance,” said Darryl Niven, Eaton general manager – Supercharger. “In response, we’re continually refining our proven supercharger technology to meet not only these current demands but future demands as well.”
Eaton is the worldwide leader in supercharger solutions for small displacement engines for customers in markets around the world. Eaton supercharger technology has been selected by numerous premium global automakers and can be found on these vehicles: Audi A6, S4 and S5, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Cadillac CTS-V, Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid, Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid SUV, Jaguar XKR, XFR, XJR and Range Rover Sport and a version of the fourth-generation Nissan Micra.
Chery Automobile Co., Ltd., founded in 1997, is the largest independent Chinese auto manufacturer and one of the fastest growing automakers in the world. Chery is one of China’s most successful automobile manufacturers. Currently, Chery has released 10 car models including Eastar, Tiggo 3, A5, Cowin, V5, A1, Riich 2, Karry, QQ3 and QQ6 and engine series such as Chery CAC and AECTCO.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.
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