The Measurement of Fuel Economy


It is a truism to state that the study of the effect of fuel and lubricant properties on gasoline consumption must be based on adequate techniques for the measurement of consumption (or its reciprocal expression, fuel economy). However, although this is self-evident, it is unfortunately also true that outside the US there are no widely accepted methods for the realistic assessment of fuel consumption by vehicles, and it is only since 1973 that the US has been in advance of the rest of the world.


Fuel Consumption Fuel Economy Test Cycle Road Test Chassis Dynamometer 
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