One day, in the not-too-distant future, we will all be driving electric cars. The switch to electric cars will draw to an end the age of the internal combustion engine. It will also end over a century of mechanical engineering, development, and knowledge. The modern car engine has never been so refined and efficient, how far could it have gone, how much more efficient could an ICE engine have become?
Thanks to Volkswagen’s self-destructive dieselgate scandal, we will never know. Dieselgate gave regulators an open door to usher in the great switch to electric cars. Automotive engineering that is a source for endless fascination and amazement for car enthusiasts will slowly die out over the next 20 years.
However, before that doomsday scenario occurs, the YouTube channel Animagraffs has made yet another superb diagrammatic 3D CGI video on how superchargers and turbos work.