Curb weight (US English) or kerb weight (UK/Commonwealth English) is the total weight of a vehicle with standard equipment, all necessary operating consumables (e.g., motor oil and coolant), a full tank of fuel, while not loaded with either passengers or cargo.
This definition may differ from definitions used by governmental regulatory agencies or other organizations. For example, many European Union manufacturers include the weight of a 75 kilogram driver to follow European Directive 95/48/EC. Additionally, organizations may define curb weight with fixed levels of fuel and other variables to equalize the value for the comparison of different vehicles.
- ↑ "Glossary: curb weight". Audi USA. http://web.archive.org/web/20070311055418/http://www.audiusa.com/audi/us/en2/tools/glossary/chassis_body/Curb_weight.html. Retrieved 2007-01-21.
- ↑ "Help: Glossary – C". Ford. http://www.fordvehicles.com/help/glossary/index.asp?letter=c. Retrieved 2007-10-10.
- ↑ "EU Commission Directive 95/48/EC". European Commission. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31995L0048:EN:HTML. Retrieved 2009-01-04.