This report documents the methodologies used in the development of fuel consumption and emission maps for 15 passenger vehicles representative of 64 percent of the 1980-1992 population. From the results of this study, the Federal Highway Administration is currently updating the fuel consumption and emission estimation algorithms in traffic models such as NETSIM and TRANSYT-7F. These results include tables and graphs which relate fuel consumption and emissions to vehicle speed acceleration. The major achievement of this study was the capability of combining laboratory (dynamometer) testing with on-road testing to assess the energy and environmental characteristics of passenger vehicles as they operate in "real-world" conditions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    P. O. Box 2008
    Oak Ridge, TN  United States  37831

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • McGill, R
  • Publication Date: 1985-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00453654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/RD-85/053, FCP 32Q2-152
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-82-Y-30005
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1987 12:00AM