FIELD EVALUATION OF MILES-PER-GALLON METERS

One hundred forty fleet automobiles based in Los Angeles were used to determine the influence of miles-per-gallon meters on fuel economy. Seventy cars were instrumented with the meters, and 70 were used without meters for control purposes. Fuel use and mileage records were collected over a 12-week period. The cars were used primarily for commuting in a mixture of highway, urban, and suburban driving.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Automobile Club of Southern California

    2601 South Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90007

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Banowetz, R A
    • Bintz, L J
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-76-53 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1160
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM