This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
1980 Prince Edward Island Auto Fuel Economy and Emissions Test Program
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1982 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
A program of emission testing and carburetor adjustment to reduce the levels of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide in the exhaust gases and to demonstrate fuel economy improvements was held in Charlottetown during the week of July 14 to 19, 1980. The program was a co-operative effort of the Centre of Energy Studies of the Technical University of Nova Scotia, the Mobile Sources Division of the Air Pollution Control Directorate, Environment Canada and the Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation. Five hundred and twenty vehicles were tested during the period.
The program was well received by the public and indicated that only 32% of the vehicle fleet were within specification when initially tested. A large percentage of these vehicles were satisfactorily adjusted.
Mailback record cards were used to obtain an indication of the improved fuel economy. The data suggests that a substantial saving in fuel can be attained through carburetor tuning for low exhaust emissions.
CitationRussell, L. and Poiak, J., "1980 Prince Edward Island Auto Fuel Economy and Emissions Test Program," SAE Technical Paper 821230, 1982, https://doi.org/10.4271/821230.
- Polak, J. Head, Sew Vehicle Section In-Use Vehicles Engineer, Mobile Sources Division, Environment Canada
- 1979 Manitoba Idle Emission Test Program Department of Mines, Natural Resources & Environment, Air Pollution Control Section, Environmental Management Division, Province of Manitoba
- Automobile Idle Exhaust Emissions in Alberta Alberta Environment, Environment Canada and Alberta Motor Association October 1978
- 1979 Halifax Fuel Economy and Emissions Test Program