28 Sep '11, 10am

RAC Future Car Challenge tests the run

RAC Future Car Challenge tests the run

The trial run also acted as an opportunity to field test the special FCC Data-logging equipment that will be installed in each participating vehicle to measure how much energy has been consumed during the 60-mile challenge. Winners from each fuel type category are selected on the basis of this data, where the most energy efficient models, rather than the fastest win the accolade. Supplied by General Engine Management Systems Ltd. (GEMS), and monitored by Dr Ricardo Martinez-Botas, Dr David Howey, Dr Robin North and Clemens Lorf, from the Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College London, the Future Car Challenge data-loggers will measure current and voltage (in the case of electric vehicles) or fuel consumption and CO₂emissions. These devices were fitted to the cars used on the trial run and performed faultlessly.

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2011/0...

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