Watch: How Audi’s Electric Supercharger Works

48-Volt electrical systems are on their way and they’ve been called a lot of things, up to and including a “mild-hybrid” system. Just what does that mean? Well, Engineering Explained has got you covered.

Jason Fenske’s latest video covers the Audi system’s most pertinent feature. That is, an electric supercharger which Audi argues will completely eliminate turbo lag.

Technically an electric air compressor, the system uses battery power to spool up an air compressor that sends air...


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