SEASONAL AND REGIONAL MPG AS INFLUENCED BY ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND TRAVEL PATTERNS
In-use fuel economy shortfall varies regionally and seasonally in response to changing environmental conditions and travel patterns. Shortfall changes by 25 percent or more are associated with variation in miles travelled per day by in-use vehicles. Monthly variations in northern states are twice those in the south; air conditioning penalties also vary by region. Although regional difference in annual levels are relatively small, shortfall can increase by 16 percent in densely populated urban areas. These variations have been quantified in an analysis of time-series mpg data and related to variables commonly reported in fuel economy surveys.
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- International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 28-March 4, 1983.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- CRAWFORD, R W
- Kaufman, S
- Publication Date: 1983
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Environmental impacts; Fuel consumption; Travel patterns
- Old TRIS Terms: Miles per gallon
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00381746
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 830546, HS-035 541
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM