IMPACT OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS ON COMPETITION IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. VOLUME II. TECHNICAL REPORT

The study develops means of assessing competition among domestic and foreign automotive corporations. Impacts on competition in response to federally mandated fuel economy standards are identified and analyzed. The first task of the analysis is to define an empirical framework in which to assess the nature of automotive competition in each of its manifestations. Emphasis is given to those aspects which appear most vulnerable to change. Impacts are then assessed by measuring the effects on competition of specific policy actions, including the corporate average fuel economy standards, motor fuel taxes, and taxes on gas-guzzler automobiles. The empirical analysis and discussion is divided into three sections corresponding to areas of general experience or skill. The headings are engineering/product design, product attribute planning, and industry demand model analysis. The analysis in each section strives to identify and assess the impacts (particularly unfavorable impacts) of federal energy policies on competition in the industry.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB80-163918.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kearney (A. T.), Incorporated

    Alexandria, VA  USA 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 430 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: G-167-VOL-2, DOT-HS-805-245
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01787
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2002 12:00AM