A Light Duty Diesel for America? 750330

This paper describes a study which was carried out to determine the feasibility of the diesel as a light duty power plant for American use.
As a result of a literature survey and a specific configuration study, nine 96 kW diesel power plants were examined in detail. Further examination of the diesel power plants indicated that only the direct injection four-stroke configurations could meet the primary emission targets using current technology.
It was concluded, however, that the diesel engine could provide a viable power plant for light duty vehicles and that considerable improvements in fuel consumption and overall running costs could be obtained.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.