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Main Title Evaluation of Two Turbocharged Diesel Volkswagen Rabbits.
Author Barth, Edward A. ; Kranig., James M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Technology Assessment and Evaluation Branch.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-AA-TAEB-80-4;
Stock Number PB80-148562
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Diesel engines ; Performance evaluation ; Exhaust emissions ; Fuel consumption ; Superchargers ; Turbomachinery ; Volkswagen Rabbit automobiles ; Volkswagen vehicles
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-148562 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 54p
Abstract The EPA was requested to test two Volkswagen Rabbits with turbocharged Diesel engines by the U.S. Department of Transportation. These were research vehicles which coupled turbochargers to small displacement Diesel engines with the objective of maintaining the fuel efficiency of the Diesel with a power output similiar to that of equal displacement gasoline engines. The DOT requested testing by the EPA as the EPA has the capability to assess the vehicle performance and emission levels. There has been limited experience in testing turbocharged Diesel engines. A small displacement Diesel with a matched turbocharger were to be evaluated by the EPA in terms of performance, fuel economy, particulate emissions, and gaseous emissions. These vehicles offered the opportunity of evaluating an automotive engine which may indicate the direction the auto industry will take in the future in an effort to minimize harmful emissions, maximize fuel economy and maintain current vehicle performance. This test program was run during the period of February 1977 to May 1978.
NTIS Title Notes Technical rept..
PUB Date Free Form Oct 79
Category Codes 13F; 21G; 85H; 81J; 68A
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A01
Primary Description 200/05
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323775848
Origin NTIS
Type CAT