A STUDY OF INDUSTRY RESPONSE TO POLICY MEASURES DESIGNED TO IMPROVE AUTOMOBILE FUEL ECONOMY

Near term technical alternatives available to automobile manufacturers for increasing passenger automobile fuel economy are described. Report examines automobile modifications providing improved fuel economy for six vehicle classes: Subcompact, compact, loaded compact, intermediate, standard, and luxury. For each combination of alternative and class considered, the results include incremental gasoline savings, capital and operating costs both to the manufacturers and consumer, and the number of years required to put the alternative into production. The composite nature of each class of passenger automobile that would be produced under a variety of tax and regulatory schemes during production years 1974-85 is predicted.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hittman Associates, Incorporated

    9190 Red Branch Road
    Columbia, MD  United States  21043

    Council on Environmental Quality

    722 Jackson Place, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Dallas, TX  United States  75202
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 178 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NIT-571 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EQ4AC006
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM