1975-02-01

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.

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