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When Were Turbochargers Invented?

Posted by Scott Goldfarb on

When Were Turbochargers Invented? Turbochargers, a groundbreaking innovation in engine technology, emerged in the early 20th century. In 1905, Swiss engineer Alfred Büchi introduced the world to the first successful turbocharger prototype.

Büchi's invention revolutionized the automotive and aviation industries, enabling engines to achieve higher power output and efficiency. Turbochargers became a game-changer, propelling the development of more powerful and efficient engines.

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