VEHICLE EFFICIENCY: ROAD VS DYNAMOMETER

The accuracy of results obtained from vehicle fuel consumption measurements performed on a dynamometer in predicting fuel consumption on the road depends upon the ability of the dynamometer to simulate the road experience of the vehicle. A series of steady-state tests were run on a 1976 Mercury Montego on a twin-roll dynamometer at the EPA and on the Transportation Research Center test track in Ohio. Under the conditions of this experiment, significantly different fuel consumption was measured on the track versus the consumption measured on the dynamometer.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Standards Development & Support Branch, 2565 Plymouth Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48105
  • Authors:
    • Grugett, B
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313436
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-AA-SDSB-79-29 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM