CONFLICTING DEMANDS. EXHAUST, FUEL CONSUMPTION, VEHICLE ECONOMY

KRAV SOM KROCKAR. AVGASER, BRAENSLEFOERBRUNKNING, BILEKONOMI

Decisions must soon be made regarding the planned introduction of low-lead petrol within 2 years, unleaded petrol within 5 years, alteration of exhaust standards, and endeavours to lower overall fuel consumption. Use of low-lead petrol involves no major problems but it means 3% rise in oil consumption. Only 1 in 5 existing cars would be able to use unleaded petrol; many that can use it would require expensive modifications. New cars will be able to use it, but will be more expensive. A decision must be made whether to adopt common market or us exhaust standards. Adoption of us standards may mean prohibition of foreign car travel, since use of leaded petrol would destroy catalytic exhaust purifiers. It would also mean more expensive cars since they must also be equipped with fuel injection systems. Rise in price would be 10-15%, and rise in fuel consumption 10-15%. Overall fuel consumption may be reduced by prescribing average figures for each model. Sales of high-consumption cars would have to be counterbalanced by increased sales of economical cars. This, however, is up to the consumers. Present average specific fuel consumption is 0.90 1/10 km. The goal for 1990 is 0.75 L. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Association for Motor Trades

    P.O. Box 5514
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1979

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM