Mitigating the Fuel Consumption of Passenger Cars in Malaysia: A Mini-Review

Nai Hao Houng; Sebastian Dayou; Mohammad Shahril Osman.

Transactions on Science and Technology, 9(2), 66 - 76.

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The upsurge in energy consumption by the transportation sector have prompted numerous efforts from the global community to combat its adverse effects on the environment. Vehicular fuel consumption studies have been carried out worldwide in an effort to reduce and regulate fuel consumption especially for passenger cars. The mitigation strategies for energy consumption and emissions from the transportation sector in Malaysia have been reviewed in the literature. However, specific reviews related to the methods used to estimate fuel consumption of passenger cars remains unavailable. In this review, the recent activities related to the mitigation of fuel consumption of passenger cars in the country are presented. The approaches for estimating the consumption of fuel are also reviewed. It is found that a more accurate values of fuel consumption are needed in the country and numerical analysis is an effective method for this purpose. This would be key toward the development and establishing fuel economy policy in the country.

KEYWORDS: Laboratory Test; Numerical Modelling; Passenger Cars; Fuel Consumption; Malaysia

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