DYNAMOMETER AND TRACK MEASUREMENT OF PASSENGER CAR FUEL ECONOMY

This report is an analysis of data obtained under a testing program conducted by the EPA. The analysis deals with a subject of the wide range of factors that contribute to fuel economy differences measured on a road in consumer service as compared to EPA estimates using a dynamometer. Specifically, this report analyzes the relationship between the fuel economy of production cars tested on dynamometer equipment and the fuel economy they achieve when operated over the same driving sequence on a test track. The test track simulates a subset of driving conditions that might be encountered in actual driving.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Falcon Research and Development

    1 American Drive
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Control Technology Assessment and Characterization Branch
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48105
  • Authors:
    • Bernard, J
    • Kaufman, S
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-460/3-81-002 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-03-2835
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM