Heard At The Show: Snippets from SAE 2009 World Congress
Green Car Congress
APRIL 30, 2009
Where does all of the energy go? In a session on total vehicle energy consumption, several people shared similar pie charts showing the flow of energy within an automobile. For every kJ of chemical energy in the fuel for a spark ignition internal combustion engine, 73 % is sacrificed to chemical and thermal losses. State of Charge. How did the high fuel prices impact customer behavior in 2008? Cash for Clunkers.