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      08-15-2013, 06:35 PM   #40
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They are indeed not used in any production car or truck that I am aware of. They may be used in some production engine for some application; that I don't know. I seem to remember reading about their use in either air or marine applications in the past, but I don't recall details.

But there aren't many production supercharged cars today anyway. Still, even if we look at aftermarket solutions of which there are a good many, I am not aware of any with electrical assist. Perhaps they were tried out sometime over the past 100 or so years. Today, though, no.

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Originally Posted by RichReg View Post
The article referenced below states that electric superchargers use
"an electrically powered forced-air system that contains an electric motor to pressurize the intake air".
What am I missing? Are these not used in production cars?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_supercharger
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