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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB80-204647.
  • Corporate Authors:

    EIC Corporation

    67 Chapel
    Newton, MA  USA  02192

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rabe, F T
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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