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RECORD NUMBER: 131 OF 149
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Report on Automobile Fuel Economy.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control.|
|Stock Number||PB-229 796|
|Additional Subjects||Motor vehicles ; Fuel consumption ; Weight(Mass) ; Design ; Tires ; Axles ; Compression ration ; Air conditioners ; Automotive transmissions ; Exhaust emissions ; Road tests ; Operations ; Reciprocating engines ; Diesel engines ;|
The results of the Environmental Protection Agencies' analysis of fuel economy data from more than 4,000 cars tested on the Federal Driving Cycle are presented. Vehicle weight is the single most important vehicle design parameter affecting fuel economy. Other aspects of vehicle design include size, tires, axle ratio, engine compression ratio, air conditioning, transmission, emission controls, and engine size and type. Also important operational factors such as speed, trip length, acceleration, maintenance, road surface, grade and elevation. Alternative engines are also discussed.