... average new 1987 U.S. cars as implemented in the year 2000 (14), plus, as an empirical check, the 1992 Honda Civic VX ( 15). ... 1990, a typical ~1364-kg (~ 3000-lb) U.S. car had a -90- kW (~120-hp) engine, sized for ~11-s acceleration from 0 to 97 km/h (0-60 mi/h or mph). ... Such 44-rated-mpg cars would just counterbalance projected U.S. growth in vehicle-km traveled by 2010 (16). ... At about half that cost, savings ~72% as large are also achievable in U.S. new light trucks (14).
|Title||:||Encyclopedia of energy technology and the environment|
|Author||:||Attilio Bisio, Sharon Boots|