PASSENGER CAR FUEL ECONOMY-TRENDS AND INFLUENCING FACTORS

This paper discusses some trends and influencing factors in passenger car fuel economy. The information presented was derived from nearly 4000 tests of passenger cars ranging from 1957 production models to 1975 prototypes. Data are presented for various model year and vehicle weight categories. Three ways to characterize vehicle specific fuel consumption are presented and discussed. Possible ways to improve fuel consumption are also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Austin, T C
    • Hellman, K H
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00136335
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #730790
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM