DEVELOPMENT OF A PURE METHANOL FUEL CAR

Methanol as a fuel for spark ignition engines offers a lot of advantages in comparison to gasoline. Results of a prototype passenger car fueled with pure methanol show promising aspects of lower energy consumption, higher energy output and more favorable emission figures. Modifications on the engine are limited, the unfavorable cold start and warm up behavior of pure methanol can be eliminated by the use of suitable additives. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Menrad, H
    • Lee, W
    • BERNHARDT, W
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770790
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM