Investigators have evaluated consumer benefits of the current fuel economy standards program (1985 -- 27.5) mpg standard). Two scenarios were used to determine actual dollar costs and benefits. The optimistic scenario used technology cost and mpg gains documented by DOT while the pessimistic scenario was based on conservative technology cost and fuel economy estimates. The current fuel economy program was found to provide net consumer benefits of 444 to 751 for users of 1985 automobiles.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 87-92
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325167
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM