Environmental effects of driving style: impact on fuel consumption

Jakub Lasocki , Karol Boguszewski


From an environmental point of view, the fuel consumption of vehicles with combustion engines is directly related to the depletion of non-renewable crude oil resources and pollutant emission. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the effect of driving style on fuel consumption of light-duty vehicles. The study considered five metrics used for quantitative description of driving style: Dynamic Performance Index (DPI), Aggressiveness Factor (AF), Vehicle Aggressivity (VA), Total Aggressivity (TA), based upon the previous works of other researchers, and a newly proposed metric named Driving Style Indicator (DSI). All metrics were applied to the results of chassis dynamometer tests of two light-duty vehicles with spark-ignition and compression-ignition combustion engines. The values of metrics were plotted against corresponding values of fuel consumption to create dependences. Their analysis revealed that AF metric has strong correlation with fuel consumption, but is mathematically complex and requires numerous input data. DSI metric has simple mathematical form and is based only on the speed profile of the vehicle, and yet is characterized by a strong correlation with fuel consumption. DSI metric was further employed to investigate the influence of driving style on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the Well-to-Wheel (WtW) perspective.
Author Jakub Lasocki (FACME / IV)
Jakub Lasocki,,
- Institute of Vehicles
, Karol Boguszewski
Karol Boguszewski,,
Journal seriesE3S Web of Conferences, [Environment, energy and earth sciences web of conferences], ISSN 2267-1242, (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number00043
Keywords in PolishZużycie paliwa, styl jazdy, Wskaźnik Stylu Jazdy, DSI, wpływ na środowisko
Keywords in EnglishFuel consumption, driving style, Driving Style Indicator, DSI, environmental impact
URL https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/abs/2019/26/e3sconf_eko-dok2019_00043/e3sconf_eko-dok2019_00043.html
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 18-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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