10% FUEL SAVING ON AVERAGE
We have a business idea for the car industry. Currently, due to global warming, many governments including the Chinese and European ones have legislated to end the production of cars with engines in around 20 years, because of tailpipe emissions. There are challenges with doing this, and this proposal seeks to ease the transition.
1. Higher prices of electric cars, due to the cost of batteries, and also the availability of rare earths to make batteries.
2. Lack of charging infrastructures, and the cost to build them.
3. Continued use of fossil fuels to generate electricity in many countries, which means emissions are shifted to the generator, instead of the tailpipe.
4. Emissions when producing the batteries, which take a long time to be compensated for through many years of not using fuel in vehicles.
5. Subsidies need to be given to induce buyers to take electric cars, and government coffers are bleeding. Studies have shown that when such subsidies are ended, the sales of electric vehicles collapse.
6. Possibility of blackouts when a sizeable number of electric cars are plugged in at the same time. This leads to widespread chaos, for example if the subway also has a power out.
7. Problems with recycling of batteries.
1. Time needed to charge the vehicle. Users fighting over chargers, with some pulling out plugs from other cars. Need for specific payment methods for each charger company, and multiple types of plugs.
2. Cost of charging at chargers, especially if they are high speed chargers. Studies have shown that the cost per km is equivalent to or greater than fossil fuels, over which they are supposed to give a saving.
3. Shortening of battery life if charged regularly on fast chargers.
4. The chicken and egg problem of providing excess chargers, or first encouraging purchases of electric cars.
5. Cost of servicing the electric car and battery replacement. Few mechanics outside of the car maker's workshop will know how to service electric cars.
6. Dangers of being electrocuted or worries about radiation by lady drivers, when asked if they would buy an electric car.
7. Fire risk. Due to fires being very difficult to extinguish and the likelihood of them restarting, the danger to property is significant. Firemen I have interviewed voiced their concerns that there aren't enough real situations so that adequate training can be provided, and mock scenarios are used instead.
8. Increased air pollution by tyre wear particles due to the 40 percent extra weight of electric vehicles, and wear and tear of road surfaces.
9. Halving of range (how far an electric car can be driven on a full charge) due to cold weather, because the heater has to be turned on. In the tropics, range will be diminished because of the need for the airconditioner. These are not helped by the exaggerated range figures from the car makers.
10. Much higher insurance cost due to more expensive parts and difficulty and risk of electrocution during repairs.
1. Honda and Toyota believe more in hybrid versions of cars, which pair engines with a battery that is smaller than that in a fully electric vehicle. More advanced versions may have a plug for wall outlet charging, albeit with a shorter driving range.
2. Toyota and Hyundai are encouraging the use of hydrogen electric vehicles, and this means that there will not be a 100% effort behind fully electric vehicles. This might lead to a Beta vs VHS situation for video recorders in the past, with consumers being confused, and therefore reluctant to take the plunge. They may hang on to their engined cars instead.
3. Some makers like BMW have declared the engine to be able to survive beyond 30 years, some like Peugeot bemoan the throwing out of engines altogether when they have potential to be developed further, and the ignoring of the pleas of the car engineers, who know the cars better than the politicians. These people will continue to improve on the internal combustion engine.
For the aftermarket, we can help to set up installation points all over the world to help each car currently in use to reduce their carbon footprint. We are already operating from the Vicom vehicle inspection centre at Bukit Batok. As for compliance, the land transport authority of Singapore, LTA, permits changes to the air intake, so long as emissions do not increase. As stated, the Surbo is already reducing emissions by 10 percent.
If you are a car owner, the Surbo, with its ability to increase engine power output with higher density airflow, gives you an edge over other cars in the same class. By reading articles here, you will understand your machine better and be able to make it serve you well for longer.
If you are a car designer looking for a solution to beat the competition or to meet carbon regulations, we are able to help. Our experience with available air intakes, sensors, engines, gearboxes, gear ratios and rpm limits enable us to help you design the most effective and reliable setup for the Surbo on various vehicle types.
We can give more details to interested parties. Please contact us for a presentation.
Heng Y T
Surbo Engineering Singapore
Tel/ WhatsApp +65 98572661
Watch the video above showing how an engine revs with Surbo. Or watch it with the How it works page.
Above: video of Volvo XC90 T8 with Surbo, sprinting to 130 kph.
Above: video of Volvo XC90 T8 with Surbo, sprinting to 211 kph.
Above: video of Volvo XC90 T8 with Surbo, sprinting to 224 kph.
More torque and BHP (dyno test)
Instant throttle response
10% fuel saving on average
Quick revving (1/2 throttle to RPM limit)
Easy auto gear kickdown
More power uphill
Higher top speed
More overtaking power
Vehicle inspection compliance
How Surbo feels (by car type)
What's Surbo ($99)?
Twin Surbo ($160)
Surbo5 ($120) for bigger cars
How Surbo works
With and without Surbo
How Surbo can be used
Higher air compression
Reduced turbo lag
Less diesel smoke
Improved engine vacuum
Less engine knock
Longer engine life
Surbo vs other accessories
First place (India)
Runner up (S'pore race)
Reducing CO2 emissions
During the installation
Transfer (fits most cars)
Other applications for Surbo
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