IMPACT OF EMISSION STANDARDS ON FUEL ECONOMY AND CONSUMER ATTRIBUTES
Volkswagen had a contract with DOT-TSC to generate a data base which would yield a consistent set of information about the factors affecting fuel economy of engines especially the impact of different emission standards and their influence on unregulated emissions and consumer attributes as well. Main important standards were 0.41/3.4/1.0 and 0.41/3.4/0.4 gpm HC/CO/MOx. It was found that for setting engineering goals at least a factor of 0.5 was necessary regarding HC and CO, and a factor of 0.25 regarding NOx. The concepts achieving engineering goals mainly consistent of Volkswagen engine families are described. All fuel economy, emissions, noise, startability, driveability, acceleration performance, and gradeability data obtained with these engine families are included.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Oetting, H
- Publication Date: 1979-3
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Carbon monoxide; Databases; Exhaust gases; Fuel consumption; Hydrocarbons; Nitric oxide; Nitrogen oxides; Sound level; Standards; Starting (Driving)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Starting
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00308708
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790230
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1980 12:00AM