Making cars more fuel efficient

Making cars more fuel efficient

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qThe European Conference of Ministers of Transport has released a report that analyzes the gap between fuel efficiency certification test ratings and the actual on-road fuel efficiency of automobiles. The report also examines technologies available that could reduce that gap and improve fuel economy. In addition, the report identifies a number of low-cost technologies that could improve average on-road fuel economy by 10% or more and explores policies that could be used to encourage uptake of these technologies by vehicle manufacturers and consumers.q--publisher summaryA new development is the aquot;automatedaquot; manual transmission where the shift functions are performed automatically, and this transmission differs from the ... The use of aquot;shift indicator lightsaquot; (SIL), however, has become common in North America. ... date, very few vehicles employ efficient alternators, although this may change with the use of higher voltages (42 volts) or hybrid electric gasoline vehicles.

Title:Making cars more fuel efficient
Author:European Conference of Ministers of Transport, International Energy Agency
Publisher:Organization for Economic - 2005


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