FUEL ECONOMY TESTING PROCEDURES. INTER MEMBER CAR CROSS-CHECK, PROJECT RESULTS. EUROPEAN FUEL CONSUMPTION PROCEDURE FOR GASOLINE FUELLED CARS

A first report on relevant information concerning fuel consumption tests methods was published by the British Technical Council Project Group in April 1977. This report describes a series of tests carried out to examine test correlation between laboratories and evaluate methods of measurement. A total of 17 tests were carried out by 14 laboratories on a 1256 cc manual transmission car. Variations of speed about the set 90 km/h and variations of fuel consumption about that mean are presented. The variation in fuel consumption due to errors in manifold setting are noted, and the work suggests that wider variations would result from the dynamometer power setting method proposed in ECE 15-03 amendments. Further correlation work and review of detailed test techniques are suggested. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the British Technical Council of the Motor and Petroleum Industries and the Motor Industry Research Association, Committee for Present and Future Fuel Requirements of Engines.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Motor Industry Research Association

    Watling Street
    Nuneaton CV10 0TU, Warwickshire,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM