This report is comprised of several tables and charts containing fuel efficiency and market statistics pretaining to various categories of domestic and foreign automobiles. The most significant trends reflected by the statistics are: automobile sales rose 9.4% during March, 1980, only to drop 17% for the month of April; foreign car sales accounted for 27.2% of total car sales in April--their largest market share to date; Toyota and Datsun are the best selling automobiles for the 1980 model year, and Oldsmobile Cutlass is ranked third; fuel efficiencies for imported automobiles increased .4 MPG from March to April, while domestic automobiles decreased .1 MPG during the same period; Chrysler continued to lead the other manufacturers with a fuel economy of 23.1 for April, although declining 1 MPG from January and February; subcompacts and midsize automobiles account for over 72% of model year 80 sales to date; and light truck registrations dropped 13.7% from 1978 to 1979, but imported trucks accounted for an increasing pecentage of total registrations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Transportation Energy Analysis Group
    Oak Ridge, TN  United States  37830
  • Authors:
    • COLLINS, M J
    • Greene, D L
    • Haese, R L
    • Lambdin, H D
    • Chen, E
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM