DETERMINANTS OF NEW-CAR FUEL EFFICIENCY

The determinants of new-car fuel efficiency during the period 1976-1981 are examined statistically with cross-sectional data on new automobiles. A singificant improvement in overall fuel economy is found during this period. Most of the increased fuel economy from 1976 through 1979 is because of weight reduction, but from 1979 through 1981 the improvement came about primarily because of additional measures. Variables such as domestic versus foreign manufacturer, horsepower, and performance are not statistically related to fuel economy during this period.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 40-45
  • Monograph Title: ANALYSIS OF ISSUES IN ENERGY PLANNING AND ENERGY MODELING
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030903650X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM