The Impact of Using Trailers on the Fuel Consumption
PublisherUniversity of Zilina
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The amount of fuel consumed may also be influenced by driving style, speed as well as by the need for the use of passenger car trailers. This paper deals with the impact of using such trailers on the amount of fuel consumed. Measurement of the impact of the passenger car trailer on fuel consumption was carried out during driving at constant speed and during acceleration. The measurements were performed by driving test on a flat road. The first part of the paper deals with the driving resistances which influence fuel consumption during driving at constant speed and during acceleration on the flat road. The second part describes the vehicle used for measurements and measuring equipment. The conclusion of the paper includes the principles to reduce the impact of passenger car trailers on the amount of fuel consumed.