AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY STATUS AND PROJECTIONS. VOLUME 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Fuel economy, exhaust emissions, multifuel capability, advanced materials and cost/manufacturability for both conventional and advanced alternative power systems were assessed. To insure valid comparisons of vehicles with alternative power systems, the concept of an Otto-Engine-Equivalent (OEE) vehicle was utilized. Each engine type was sized to provide equivalent vehicle performance. Sensitivity to different performance criteria was evaluated. Fuel economy projections are made for each engine type considering both the legislated emission standards and possible future emissions requirements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA  United States  91103
  • Authors:
    • Dowdy, M
    • Burke, A
    • SCHNEIDER, H
    • Edmiston, W
    • Klose, G
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-157593
  • Contract Numbers: NAS7-100
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM