Methods of test for fuel consumption of passenger cars and their derivatives

This standard sets out test methods for measuring the fuel consumption of passenger cars and their derivatives under controlled conditions simulating city and highway driving conditions. Measurement of the fuel consumed is made either by analysis of the exhaust gases and evaluation of the amount of carbon in them in terms of the amount of carbon in unburnt fuel, or by direct measurement of the volume, or mass, of fuel consumed, since a comparable degree of accuracy may be obtained by each of these methods. The tests specified are intended for use on vehicles having either four-stroke, spark-ignition, petrol-fuelled internal combustion engines or four-stroke, compression-ignition, diesel-fuelled internal combustion engines. The tests are used to obtain values of fuel consumption for passenger cars and passenger car derivatives, for the purpose of making comparisons between different makes and models. So that the values obtained will be indicative of those to be expected under reasonable service conditions, driving cycles are included that represent the driving conditions experienced in city driving and highway driving.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Superseded by Australian Standard AS2077-1982.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Standards Association of Australia

  • Publication Date: 1979


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52P
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: AS 2077-1979

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01438813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0726212865
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:51PM