Fact #924: May 9, 1916 Twenty Percent of New Cars in 2015 Had Turbochargers

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Turbocharging is not a new technology, but has grown in new light vehicle market share over the last five years. In 2015, more than 20% of new cars and nearly 14% of new light trucks had turbocharged engines (turbos). Turbocharging, often paired with gasoline direct injection (GDI), has allowed manufacturers to downsize engines and improve efficiency without sacrificing performance.

Market Share of Turbo Engines, Model Year 2001-2015

Market share of turbo engines for cars and light trucks for the model year 2001-2015

Note: Light trucks include pickups, sport utility vehicles, and vans.

Fact #924 Dataset

Supporting Information

Market Share of Turbo Engines, Model Year 2001-2015
Model YearCarsLight Trucks
20013.3%0.0%
20023.9%0.0%
20032.0%0.2%
20043.6%0.8%
20052.4%0.7%
20063.2%0.6%
20073.6%1.0%
20084.5%1.0%
20094.0%1.7%
20104.1%1.8%
20118.2%4.9%
20129.7%6.1%
201315.1%11.7%
201418.1%9.9%
201520.4%13.8%

Note: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2015 Vehicle Technologies Market Report, ORNL/TM-2016/124, April 2016, Figure 77.

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