IMPROVEMENT OF AUTOMOBILE FUEL ECONOMY

A series of road, engine, chassis dynamometer, and accessory power consumption tests was conducted in order to characterize the fuel economy of 1973 standard and intermediate size vehicles. Combinations of individual improvements were selected and applied to the same vehicle. The evaluation procedure was repeated, and fuel economy improvements of 30 to 70% were predicted by comparison with 1973 model year vehicles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Coon, C W
    • Wood, C D
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083994
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper No. 740969
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM