METHODOLOGY OF PASSENGER AUTOMOBILE FUEL ECONOMY RULEMAKING -- 1. TECHNOLOGY
Skeleton production plans are developed for several scenarios. Weight estimates are made of each "base level." Engines and transmissions are matched to the new weight, and a value of fuel economy, without other technological improvements, is determined. Fuel economy improvements due to other technological changes such as reduced aerodynamic drag, reduced tire rolling losses, the application of improved lubricants, etc., are added. Annual fuel economy estimates, by manufacturer, for each scenario, result. A brief review is included of the evolution of this methodology.
- Prepared for SAE Meeting, February 26-March 2, 1979.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Luchter, S
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Automobile industry; Automobiles; Fuel conservation; Fuel consumption; Lubricants; Standards; Transmissions; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00301707
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790380
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM