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Main Title EPA evaluation of the AUTOTHERM energy conservation system under section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act /
Author Pidgeon, William M. ; Pidgeon, W. M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Test and Evaluation Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Sources, Emission Control Technology Division, Test and Evaluation Branch,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-AA-TEB-511-85-1
Stock Number PB85-233310
OCLC Number 773382973
Subjects Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas. ; Motor vehicles--Pollution control devices.
Additional Subjects Motor vehicles ; Heating equipment ; Exhaust emissions ; Fuel consumption ; Tests ; Maintenance ; Safety ; Energy conservation ; Retrofitting ; Fuel economy
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ELCD  EPA AA-TEB-511-85-1 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 01/23/2012
NTIS  PB85-233310 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 85 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The document announces the conclusions of the EPA evaluation of the 'AUTOTHERM Energy Conservation System' device under the provisions of Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. The evaluation of the 'AUTOTHERM Energy Conservation System' was conducted upon the application of the manufacturer. The device allows using the vehicle's heater while parked with the engine off. Using the device is claimed to: (1) conserve fuel, (2) eliminate the exhaust pollutants that are generated when vehicle warmth is maintained by idling the engine, and, (3) lower maintenance costs. The device is also claimed to improve safety by eliminating the need to leave an unattended vehicle with its engine idling to maintain warmth. Carbon monoxide poisoning risks are also alleviated. EPA fully considered all of the information submitted by the applicant. The evaluation of the 'AUTOTHERM Energy Conservation System' was based on that information and the results of an Air Force test project.
"EPA-AA-TEB-511-85-1." "January 1985." Cover title.