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

Journal Article
ISSN: 1946-3995, e-ISSN: 1946-4002
Published October 13, 2014 by SAE International in United States
Drive Cycle Powertrain Efficiencies and Trends Derived from EPA Vehicle Dynamometer Results
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,
Language: English


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