REGIONALIZATION OF IN-USE FUEL ECONOMY EFFECTS
The capability of regional and seasonal factors to account for the variation observed in on-road fuel economy shortfall is examined. The analysis characterizes the seasonal trends in geographic regions of the US and develops a preliminary regionalization procedure. A predictive model of the regional/seasonal variations in shortfall from national annual-average conditions was developed. The regionalization procedure incorporates three major in-use fuel economy effects: vehicle-specific intensity of use (average miles per day); cyclical monthly variations for three US temperature zones; and annual differences associated with local population density and large-scale geographic regions. The regionalization procedure is demonstrated using the General Motors 1980 Postcard Survey of in-use fuel economy.
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- Publication Date: 1982-4
- Pagination: 70 p.
- TRT Terms: Finance; Fuel consumption; Impact studies; Mathematical models; Regions; Seasons; Temperature
- Uncontrolled Terms: Models; Seasonal variations
- Old TRIS Terms: Shortfall
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Finance; Highways; Society; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00393694
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/PE/70032-T6
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM