REVIEW OF PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING CORPORATE AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY. VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Federal regulations impose financial penalties and credits on automobile manufacturers based upon 0.1 mpg increments in their Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) values for each model year. CAFE values are defined legally by a set of sampling and estimation procedures that neglect inherent uncertainties. This report characterizes alternative statistical procedures to quantify the inherent uncertainties in average fuel economy and examines their cost-effectiveness in achieving 0.1 mpg precision.
- See also Volume 2, PB80-204647.
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- Rabe, F T
- Publication Date: 1979-7
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Automobile industry; Automobiles; Cost effectiveness; Cost estimating; Costs; Estimates; Fuel consumption; Laws; Legislation; Regression analysis; Regulations; Sampling; Statistical analysis
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Energy; Finance; Highways; Law; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00318899
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: C-515-VOL-1 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-805-396
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01771
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM