Turbo timeline part two – on the road again 1

Turbo timeline part two – on the road again

A few weeks ago, we posted ‘Turbocharged beginnings’ – the first part in a series of posts outlining the history of turbocharging. We covered the early years of the technology, from invention, through early aviation use, and up to the first turbocharged passenger vehicles.

This post starts where that one left off, and this week, we’ll be looking at the rise of turbocharging in commercial diesel engines, and the increase in popularity of the technology throughout the 70s and into the 80s.

Turbocharged beginnings – an early history of the turbo 1

Turbocharged beginnings – an early history of the turbo

Since the invention of the internal combustion engine, mechanics, engineers and scientists have all been looking to develop ways to improve it.

In this post, we look at the early years of turbocharging, from the initial concepts surrounding forced injection, through to the early aviation applications, right up to the first turbocharged cars and automobiles.