||Emissions and fuel economy effects of the platinum gasaver, a retrofit device.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Test and Evaluation Branch.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Sources, Emission Control Technology Division, Test and Evaluation Branch,
Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas. ;
Automobiles--Pollution control devices. ;
Fuel economy ;
Exhaust emissions ;
Fuel consumption ;
Road tests ;
Technology assessment ;
Federal test procedure ;
Platinum gasaver ;
Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act
||NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||15 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report describes the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) testing of the 'Platinum Gasaver' as part of its evaluation under Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. This evaluation was conducted at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to verify the claims for large--greater than 20 percent--fuel economy benefits. The Platinum Gasaver is a vapor air bleed device. The device is claimed to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, raise the octane of gasoline, and extend engine life. Only the fuel economy and emission claims for the device were evaluated in this test program. Three typical vehicles were tested at EPA's Motor Vehicle Emission Laboratory. The basic test sequence included 2,000 miles of mileage accumulation, replicate Federal Test Procedures (FTP) and replicate Highway Fuel Economy Tests (HFET). This test sequence was conducted both without and with the Platinum Gasaver installed. The overall conclusion from these tests is that the Platinum Gasaver did not significantly change vehicle emissions or fuel economy for either the FTP or HFET.
Includes bibliographical references. Cover title. "July 1991." "EPA-AA-TEB-91-02."