Efficiency Technology and Cost Assessment for U.S. 2025-2030 Light-Duty Vehicles

This report looks at vehicle efficiency technologies, their costs, and their ability to achieve lower carbon dioxide emission levels. It focuses on costs in the 2025-2030 time frame, including new 2025 vehicles and estimated improvements through 2030. Emerging technologies are considered including electric vehicles, hybrid technology, cylinder deactivation, and lightweighting. Three findings are highlighted: (1) Conventional internal combustion vehicles with improved efficiency technologies will dominate automakers' strategies to comply with 2025 efficiency standards; (2) Compliance costs for the adopted 2025 standards will be lower than previously estimated by up to 34-40%; (3) Standards that get progressively more stringent can be achieved cost effectively with emerging vehicle efficiency technology. New vehicles in 2030 could consume 40% less fuel per mile than 2016 vehicles with only a 4-6% increase in vehicle price.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: White Paper
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01646026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2017 10:38AM