REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION OF VEHICLES. SIXTH REPORT

This is the sixth report by the National Research Council Standing Committee to Review the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV). The PNGV program is a cooperative research and development (R&D) program between the federal government and the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), whose members are DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors Corporation (GM). A major objective of the PNGV program, referred to as the Goal 3 objective, is to develop technologies for a new generation of vehicles with fuel economies up to three times (80 mpg) those of comparable 1994 family sedans. The intent of the PNGV program is to develop concept vehicles by 2000 and production prototype vehicles by 2004. In this report, the committee continues to examine the overall adequacy and balance of the PNGV research program to meet the program goals and requirements (i.e., technical objectives, schedules, and rates of progress). The committee also discusses ongoing research on fuels, propulsion engines, and emission controls to meet emission requirements and reviews the USCAR partners' progress on PNGV concept vehicles for 2000.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 130 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00803925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309070945
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2001 12:00AM