Drive Cycle Powertrain Efficiencies and Trends Derived from EPA Vehicle Dynamometer Results

Published October 13, 2014 by SAE International in United States
Drive Cycle Powertrain Efficiencies and Trends Derived from EPA Vehicle Dynamometer Results
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Citation: Thomas, J., "Drive Cycle Powertrain Efficiencies and Trends Derived from EPA Vehicle Dynamometer Results," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 7(4):1374-1384, 2014, https://doi.org/10.4271/2014-01-2562.
Language: English

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