HOW TO GET 60 M.P.G.
60 mpg can be achieved if vehicle weight is reduced to 1200 lb. (545) Kg and aerodynamic drag is reduced by a factor of two compared with present subcompact cars. Various Viking research automobiles have achieved remarkable mpg through the use of lightweight streamlined aluminum structures. The paper discusses the engineering details of Vikings II, IV, V and VI.
- From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- SEAL, M R
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: 8 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Aerodynamics; Aluminum; Automobiles; Drag; Fuel conservation; Fuel consumption; Gross vehicle weight; Prototypes; Reduction (Chemistry)
- Old TRIS Terms: Reduction
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00331768
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800798
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM