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Impact of Vehicle Air-Conditioning on Fuel Economy, Tailpipe Emissions, and Electric Vehicle Range: Preprint.


DE2000764573

Publication Date 2000
Personal Author Farrington, R.; Rugh, J.
Page Count 12
Abstract Vehicle air-conditioning can significantly impact fuel economy and tailpipe emissions of conventional and hybrid electric vehicles and reduce electric vehicle range. In addition, a new US emissions procedure, called the Supplemental Federal Test Procedure, has provided the motivation for reducing the size of vehicle air-conditioning systems in the US. The SFTP will measure tailpipe emissions with the air-conditioning system operating. Current air-conditioning systems can reduce the fuel economy of high fuel-economy vehicles by about 50% and reduce the fuel economy of today's mid-sized vehicles by more than 20% while increasing NOx by nearly 80% and CO by 70%.
Keywords
  • Air conditioning
  • Federal test procedure
  • Fuel consumption
  • Electric-powered vehicles
  • Hybrid electric-powered vehicles
  • Air pollution
  • Exhaust gases
  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Carbon monoxide
Source Agency
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
Corporate Authors National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Conference Proceedings
NTIS Issue Number 200124
Contract Number
  • AC36-99GO10337
Impact of Vehicle Air-Conditioning on Fuel Economy, Tailpipe Emissions, and Electric Vehicle Range: Preprint.
Impact of Vehicle Air-Conditioning on Fuel Economy, Tailpipe Emissions, and Electric Vehicle Range: Preprint.
DE2000764573

  • Air conditioning
  • Federal test procedure
  • Fuel consumption
  • Electric-powered vehicles
  • Hybrid electric-powered vehicles
  • Air pollution
  • Exhaust gases
  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
  • AC36-99GO10337
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