MOTOR VEHICLE MPG AND MARKET SHARES REPORT: FIRST SIX MONTHS OF MODEL YEAR 1984

This issue of the publication reports the sales, market shares, estimated sales-weighted fuel economies, and other estimated sales-weighted vehicle characteristics of automobiels and light trucks for the first six months of model year 1984 and for the previous five model years. Comparisons and observations are made on the trends in these vehicles from one model year to the next. An improved methodology is used to allocate the yearly mpg changes among eight components, rather than the four reported in the previous reports. Sales of automobiles showed an increase of 21.8% from the first half of model year 1983. An even more striking increase was observed in the sales of light trucks: 42.2% from the first half of model year 1983. The first six months of model year 1984 experienced a gain of 0.21 mpg in sales-weighted automobile fuel economy. In contrast, light trucks experienced a loss of 0.83 mpg in fuel economy, from 20.52 mpg in model year 1983 to 19.69 mpg in the first half of model year 1984.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    P. O. Box 2008
    Oak Ridge, TN  United States  37831
  • Authors:
    • Hu, P S
    • Greene, D L
    • Till, L E
  • Publication Date: 1984-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 106 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORNL/TM-9391
  • Contract Numbers: AC05-84OR21400
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM