THE RATIONAL UTILISATION OF FUELS IN PRIVATE TRANSPORT (RUFIT). EXTRAPOLATION TO UNLEADED GASOLINE CASE

One of the most effective ways of reducing gasoline consumption in the private car is through engine design changes, but these may also affect gasoline quality requirements. Earlier studies were conducted of the integrated energy requirements of gasoline engined motor vehicles and gasoline manufacture in European refineries, with gasoline octane number as the link. CONCAWE's part in these studies was to evaluate the crude oil requirements and refining cost of manufacturing gasoline at different octane quality and lead additive levels. The purpose of this report is to describe the basic methodology of these joint studies, the main results concerning gasolines containing 0.6-0.15 g lead per litre, and the best estimates obtained by extrapolating the CONCAWE's earlier study to an unleaded gasoline situation. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stichting Concawe

    60 van Hogenhoucklaan
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 8/80 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM