WIT Press

Reduced Air Pollution And Fuel Consumption With Preheated Car Engines

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT980351

Volume

36

Pages

8

Published

1998

Size

635 kb

Author(s)

Paul G. Hoglunda & Anders Ydstedt

Abstract

To reach a sustainable use of the existing road and street infrastructure without the need large of financial resources is a difficult task. We need to find cost efficient methods. From passenger cars the majority of harmful emissions are generated by cold starts and occur whether or not the car is fitted with a catalytic converter. Cold starts will be reduced by preheating the engine before driving starts or by better travel planning . The shorter trips you make the more you can save with electric heating. Cold start emissions for CO and HC are approximately 80 % of the total emissions during driving. A suitable future technology for electric

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