The proper matching of the vehicle and its powertrain is vital to fuel economy. The statistical data of vehicle speed and engine power utilized are collected. Efforts are made to set the vehicle to operate at the engine's minimum specific fuel consumption zone. The improvement of design of an existing gasoline truck engine is described. The paper also introduces a fuel economy test procedure and the method of calculating the fuel consumption standard for various operating conditions in China.
2nd International Pacific Conference on Automotive Engineering
Motor Vehicle Technology--Progress and Harmony-P-139