By Steve Nesbitt, USA TODAY – INDUCTors are making inroads into the market for inductors for automotive powertrains as automakers scramble to increase their efficiency.
But for now, some carmakers are relying on their existing investments in existing products.
Here are five new inductors that could help.
Read more:In a 2014 report, Toyota and Nissan said their inductors would provide 20% to 30% more efficiency than the existing ones, depending on the type of engine they are using.
A new version of the Toyota Supra with a more efficient 3.8-liter V-6 will provide an extra 5% to 10% over its predecessor.
But it will be about half the cost of an existing 2.3-liter engine.
Another option for automakers is to get an external inductor.
The Honda Insight with its 4.2-liter turbocharged V-8 will have a similar efficiency as a 2.5-liter inline six, but it will cost about $3,000 less than the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that the Honda Insight uses.
The Toyota Supras new inline-six uses a new, smaller turbocharger and a different gear ratio.
It produces more power than the Honda, but has a lower fuel economy.
Honda says the engine will also be more efficient than the current 1.8L turbocharged four-stroke.
The Honda Insight will be a popular choice for automakers.
The company says it has delivered more than 3.2 million of the car since it was launched in 2012.
The Insight has a starting price of $26,900, a $5,500 discount over the current 2.7-liter.