Summary of results from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory`s vehicle evaluation data collection efforts

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The U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted a data collection project for light-duty, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) for about 4 years. The project has collected data on 10 vehicle models (from the original equipment manufacturers) spanning model years 1991 through 1995. Emissions data have also been collected from a number of vehicles converted to natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Most of the vehicles involved in the data collection and evaluation are part of the General Services Administration`s fleet of AFVs. This evaluation effort addressed the performance and reliability, fuel economy, and emissions of light- duty AFVs, ... continued below

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Whalen, P.; Kelly, K.; Motta, R. & Broderick, J. May 1, 1996.

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The U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted a data collection project for light-duty, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) for about 4 years. The project has collected data on 10 vehicle models (from the original equipment manufacturers) spanning model years 1991 through 1995. Emissions data have also been collected from a number of vehicles converted to natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Most of the vehicles involved in the data collection and evaluation are part of the General Services Administration`s fleet of AFVs. This evaluation effort addressed the performance and reliability, fuel economy, and emissions of light- duty AFVs, with comparisons to similar gasoline vehicles when possible. Driver-reported complaints and unscheduled vehicle repairs were used to assess the performance and reliability of the AFVs compared to the comparable gasoline vehicles. Two sources of fuel economy were available, one from testing of vehicles on a chassis dynamometer, and the other from records of in-service fuel use. This report includes results from emissions testing completed on 169 AFVs and 161 gasoline control vehicles.

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OSTI as DE96000542

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  • Other Information: PBD: May 1996

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  • Other: DE96000542
  • Report No.: NREL/SP--425-20821
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • DOI: 10.2172/369615 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 369615
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc677692

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Whalen, P.; Kelly, K.; Motta, R. & Broderick, J. Summary of results from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory`s vehicle evaluation data collection efforts, report, May 1, 1996; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc677692/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.