DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM OF COMPARABLE CAR CLASSES FOR FUEL ECONOMY LABELING

Weight, wheelbase, price, fuel economy, performance, exterior size, interior passenger space, and cargo (trunk) volume were examined as possible parameters for establishing car classes. To facilitate data handling, computer programs were developed to rank the representative sample. A system with five classes for cars and three classes for station wagons based on the interior volume index relates well to vehicle utility and will be applicable to future vehicles. The use of the volume measurements as a tool for anlayzing vehicle design is briefly discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • McNutt, B D
    • Pirkey, D
    • Dulia, R
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760794
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM