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Main Title Quantitative effects of acceleration rate on fuel consumption /
Author Jones, Randy.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Standards Development and Support Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air, Noise and Radiation, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division, Standards Development and Support Branch,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA AA-SDSB-80-06
Stock Number PB80-191299
OCLC Number 720049346
Subjects Automobiles--Fuel consumption--Mathematical models ; Acceleration (Mechanics)
Additional Subjects Fuel consumption ; Motor vehicles ; Acceleration(Physics) ; Performance tests ;
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA AA-SDSB-80-06 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/20/2024
ELCD  EPA AA-SDSB-80-06 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 05/09/2011 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB80-191299 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20 unnumbered pages : charts ; 28 cm
One factor which has a significant effect on vehicle fuel consumption is the rate at which the vehicle is accelerated. Quantitative and qualitative studies have shown that more rapid and/or more frequent accelerations result in increased fuel consumption. The EPA has conducted a study to quantify the effects of operating a vehicle at different acceleration rates. The test involved accelerating the vehicle at a constant acceleration rate to a speed of 55 mph, and maintaining the 55 mph speed until total distance traveled equaled one mile. Conceptually, this may be viewed as entering a freeway system with different acceleration rates.
Includes bibliographical references. Technical report. "EPA-AA-SDSB-80-06." Cover title. "April 1980."