It is well recognized that the idling the part load fuel economy of diesel engines are better than throttled controlled spark ignition gasoline engines. Using well known principles, the explanations for the difference are presented. Fuel consumption rate for similar engines and mileage for similar weight vehicles are presented in graphical form. Trends of demand, supply and reserve of crude oil for the World and the United States are shown in graphical form. Future supply scenario of crude oil is presented. The cost of making synthetic crude from coal is very roughly predicted.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 Feb. 1976, Detroit, Mich.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Uyehara, O A
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760210
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM