REVIEW OF ALTERNATE AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE FUEL ECONOMY

This study assessed the potential of alternate automotive engines to meet the fuel economy goals and emission levels of the 1980-1990 period. As part of NHTSA's continuing research in support of the Department of Transportation fuel economy activities, this study reviewed those developments offering viable substitutes for the current spark ignition engine systems. Categories assessed included stratified charge, diesels, turbo charging, rotary/Wankel engines, and the developmental gas turbine and Stirling cycle engines. Results of past and on-going research through 1978 were reviewed along with the development and production status of various alternate engine technologies proposed for automobiles and light trucks through the 1980s. Assessment was then made of the potential fuel economy improvement as a percentage of 1978 baseline data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Corporate-Tech Planning, Incorporated

    275 Wyman Street
    Waltham, MA  United States  02154

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • COLE, D
    • Bolt, J A
    • Huber, P
    • Taylor Jr, T
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-805 810
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01789
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM