A STUDY OF TECHNOLOGICAL IMPROVEMENTS IN AUTOMOBILE FUEL CONSUMPTION

A study was conducted to determine the potential reduction in automotive fuel consumption based on the use of innovative systems and improved components. Technological areas investigated were: spark ignited engines with and without turbocharging, electronic feedback controlled fuel injection with duel bed catalytic converters, stratified charge combustion, light weight diesels, lock-up torque converters, continuously variable ratio transmission, tires aerodynamic drag, vehicle weight, engine accessories and optional equipment. The study results indicated that the goal of 43% improvement in fuel economy (mph), or 30% reduction in fuel usage (gpm) of a 1973 model year compact and standard size vehicle could be attained on a mass produced scale by the early 1980s.

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  • Pagination: 26 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00098635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750005
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM