LEARNING TO LIVE WITH EXPENSIVE ENERGY

As fuel prices continue to increase in response to worldwide growth in demand for petroleum products, it is incumbent on the engineering community to communicate to its many publics, including governments, what the alternatives are and how to evaluate the trade-offs in such vehicle qualities as fuel economy, safety features, and environmental controls. Much can be realized in fuel savings from improved operational practices that need to be communicated to users who, hopefully, will respond to the economic incentive of increasing fuel cost. Growing acceptance of added-cost product options for fuel savings indicates a possible favourable trend, at least in those machines, such as trucks, which are bought and operated as capital goods. Improved products, using current technologies, are in development. The most important longer range developments are in fuel efficient engines compatible with the expected broad range of characteristics of future fuels, such as the variety of potential synthetic heavy hydrocarbons. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sixteenth International Automobile Technology Congress.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Auto Techniques Engs

    3 Avenue du President Wilson
    F 75116 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Ringham, R F
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770879
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM