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and consumers.q--publisher summarySome hybrid vehicles introduced in the U.S. have their owner websites, and one unpublished study by EPA9 examined the ... The Honda Insight has an EPA test rating of 75.2 MPG for the five-speed manual transmission model, and the ... The Toyota Prius has a test rating of 57.6 MPG, and the real world average was 45.5 MPG, a 26.6% shortfall, based on a ... As an example, a recent (November 14, 2002) report on Wintons World ( claimed that car anbsp;...

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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