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Evaluation of automobile drivetrain components to improve fuel economy

Donald A. Hurter

Evaluation of automobile drivetrain components to improve fuel economy

by Donald A. Hurter

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Published by The Office, National Technical Information Service [distributor in Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motor vehicles -- United States -- Fuel consumption.,
  • Motor vehicles -- United States -- Transmission devices, Automatic.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonald A. Hurter, Philip G. Gott ; prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Research and Development.
    ContributionsGott, Philip G., United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Research and Development., Arthur D. Little, Inc.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17827372M

    Does fuel economy improve? EPA ratings for the 4Runner weren’t released in time for this review, but with no relevant changes to this SUV, they should repeat the model-year numbers. That means 4Runner would remain a backmarker in a midsize utility-vehicle segment dominated by lighter, more aerodynamic crossovers. other product, the car has shaped not only the global economy but how billions of people live. In Europe alone, the automotive industry accounts for roughly 12 million jobs (including related jobs); in the US, more than 8 million; and in Japan, more than 5 million. 1 For all of its staying power, though, the industry has also seen constant change.

    A high price and below-average fuel economy translate to higher running costs for Tiguan owners. Volkswagen reduced its warranty for , but it is still / The Honda Insight (Japanese: ホンダ・インサイト, Honda Insaito) is a hybrid electric vehicle that was manufactured and marketed by Honda in its first generation as a two-door, two passenger liftback (–) and in its second generation as a four-door, five passenger liftback (–). In its third generation, it became a four-door sedan (–present).Body style: 3-door liftback.

    The Ford Fusion Hybrid ranked #11 in Hybrid and Electric Cars. Currently the Ford Fusion Hybrid has a score of out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 34 pieces of research and data elements using various sources. You can only compare 3 cars at a time. You can only compare 3 cars at a time. You can only compare 3 cars at a time/ This is especially true in the truck market, where engines are quieter because they run at lower speeds to improve fuel economy, but they quite often run at high torsional vibration levels. Furthermore, gear and shaft arrangements in truck transmissions have become more complex due to increased number of speeds and to improve efficiency.


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Evaluation of automobile drivetrain components to improve fuel economy by Donald A. Hurter Download PDF EPUB FB2

Evaluation of automobile drivetrain components to improve fuel economy. Washington, DC: The Office ; Springfield, Va.: National Technical Information Service [distributor, ] (OCoLC) Evaluation of automobile drivetrain components to improve fuel economy: final report.

Published Date: [PDF MB] Evaluation of Automobile Drivetrain Components to Improve Fuel Economy Published Date: Abstract: Light Duty Truck Weight Reduction Evaluation Published Date: Abstract: Author: Donald A.

Hurter, Philip G. Gott. Evaluation of Automobile Drivetrain Components to Improve Fuel Economy. Published Date: Evaluation of automobile drivetrain components to improve fuel economy: final report Published Date: File Type: [PDF - MB] Light Duty Truck Weight Reduction Evaluation Published Date: Author: D Hurter, P Gott.

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Arthur D. Little, Inc: Study and test to confirm automobile drivetrain components to improve fuel economy / (Washington, DC: The Office ; Springfield, Va.: National Technical Information Service [distributor, ]), also by Donald A.

Hurter, Carl A. Gottesmann, Philip G. Gott, and United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The increasing electrification of the drivetrain implicates the demand for an holistic evaluation of their primary energy consumption.

While numerous studies already address the use phase of vehicles, this study focuses on the raw material extraction as well as on the manufacturing processes of all drivetrain components.

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Summary. The light-duty vehicle fleet is expected to undergo substantial technological changes in the coming decades. New powertrain designs, alternative fuels, advanced materials and significant changes to the vehicle body are being driven by increasingly stringent fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards.

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How Hybrids Improve Fuel Economy The boost in fuel efficiency that a hybrid delivers is the result of drivetrain technology that combines the best of the gasoline engine and the electric motor.

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Mark A. Delucchi, Timothy E. Lipman, in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Energy use of FCEVs. FCEVs generally will have two to three times the fuel economy (in miles per kilojoule of travel) of comparable gasoline ICEVs, because electric drivetrains are extremely efficient (over 80% on a work-out/energy-in basis), and fuel cells themselves are up to 50% efficient.

As long as the prescribed maintenance intervals are followed, drivetrain components usually incur the more minor problems a high-mileage vehicle will suffer. The ancillary parts of the vehicle are the ones that will break down.

Suspension components wear out or weaken and break. Parts, such as bushings, deteriorate. Four-wheel drive, also called 4×4 ("four by four") or 4WD, refers to a two-axled vehicle drivetrain capable of providing torque to all of its wheels simultaneously. It may be full-time or on-demand, and is typically linked via a transfer case providing an additional output drive shaft and, in many instances, additional gear ranges.

A four-wheeled vehicle with torque supplied to both axles is. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Many years of contribution to advancing automobile technologies through pioneering R&D and commercialization of automobile drivetrain systems.

Research on reliability design for automobile components and evaluation technologies. The Development of DI Diesel and Gaseous Fuel Engines Excelled in Good Fuel Economy and Low Emission Performance.

The base Buick LaCrosse features a horsepower four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor to help improve fuel efficiency and acceleration.

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