Investigation of the Contribution of Deceleration Fuel Cut-off and Start/Stop Technologies to Fuel Economy by Considering New European Driving Cycle


Tekin M. , Karamangi M. İ.

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, vol.2676, no.5, pp.388-397, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2676 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/03611981211066903
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD
  • Page Numbers: pp.388-397
  • Keywords: sustainability and resilience, transportation and sustainability, air quality and greenhouse gas mitigation, eco-driving, transportation energy, fuel economy technologies and test cycles, CONSUMPTION

Abstract

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions released into the atmosphere cause climate change and air pollution. One of the main causes of GHG emissions is the transportation sector. The use of fossil fuels in internal combustion engine vehicles leads to the release of these harmful gases. For this reason, since 1992, several standards have been introduced to limit emissions from vehicles. Technologies such as reducing engine sizes, advanced compression-ignition or start/stop, and fuel cut-off have been developed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. In this study, the contribution of deceleration fuel cut-off and start/stop technologies to fuel economy has been examined considering the New European Driving Cycle. Therefore, the fuel consumption values were calculated by creating a longitudinal vehicle model for a light commercial vehicle with a diesel engine. At the end of the study, by using the two strategies together, fuel economies of 17.5% in the urban driving cycle, 3.7% in the extra-urban cycle, and 10% in total were achieved. CO2 emissions decreased in parallel with fuel consumption, by 10.1% in total.