Eighteen vehicles ranging from a 1938 Dodge to a 1965 Mustang were tested to determine their fuel economy and exhaust emissions relative to today's vehicles and today's driving conditions. The 1979 models are getting about 10% better fuel economy over the urban cycle and 20% better over the highway cycle than the older vehicles. The reasons for these differences as well as the exhaust emissions from the older vehicles are also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Gullon, A C
    • Polak, J C
    • Dubuc, S M
  • Publication Date: 1980-2-29

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800216
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM