INCLUSION OF ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLES IN CORPORATE AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS

This environmental assessment (EA) examines the probable maximum impact of commercialization of electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EHV) through calendar year 1986 as a result of EHV commercialization attributable to the proposed action to include electric vehicles in petroleum-equivalent corporate average fuel economy computations during the evaluation period ending January 1, 1987. The impact analysis is based on the programmatic environmental assessment for electric and hybrid vehicles scheduled for release in late 1980. The present EA is based on a projection that just under 100,000 EHVs will be on the road on January 1, 1987. The expected on-road total represents only 0.066% of the forecasted 1986 total highway vehicle stock. The affected environments, possible long- and short-term impacts, the commitment of resources, and the impacts relative to alternatives to EHV's are discussed. It is concluded that no significant impact on the human environment will result from the maximum likely production and operation of EHVs attributable to the proposed action, and any expected impacts will be mitigated through regulated controls. Based on the EA analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action, it is recommended that a finding of no significant impact be tendered. (ERA citation 05:027422)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    Office of Transportation Programs, 1000 Independence Ave, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00327203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM