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Main Title The effect of tire inflation pressure on vehicle fuel economy /
Author Grugett, Bruce.
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 Pollution Contorl, Emission Control Technology Division, Standards Development and Support Branch,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA AA-SDSB-80-04
Stock Number PB80-198765
OCLC Number 173419620
Subjects Tires ; Energy consumption ; Petroleum conservation ; Fuel consumption ; Tire pressure ; Tire Inflation Pressure ; Fuel Economy/ Miles per Gallon
Additional Subjects Automobile tires ; Pressurizing ; Fuel consumption ; Automobiles ; Fuel economy
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA AA-SDSB-80-04 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/03/2024
ELCD  EPA AA-SDSB-80-04 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 05/04/2011 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB80-198765 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16 pages : charts ; 28 cm
The technical literature indicates that most vehicles on the road are operated with underinflated tires. Since tire energy dissipation increases at lower tire inflation pressure and vehicle fuel consumption increases with increasing tire energy dissipation, a vehicle with underinflated tires will consume more fuel than it would with properly inflated tires. Consequently, a program to increase average tire inflation pressure on in-use vehicles would result in significant fuel savings. The 1977 emission factors program conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Motor Vehicle Emission Laboratory provided an opportunity to gather tire inflation data from in-use vehicles. This report discusses the analysis of these data and proposes a simple approach to increase tire inflation pressure and reduce U.S. fuel consumption.
Includes bibliographical references (page 16). Technical report. Cover title. "EPA-AA-SDSB-80-04." "April 1980."