Following an analysis of the role of energy and oil demand in the road transport sector, the report looks at the general prospects for future car fuel demand beyond 1985, eg, development of the passenger car fleet, average distance travelled, average fuel efficiency. Three demand scenarios are outlined. Brief details are given of major policies that influence the overall efficiency of the passenger car fleet and driver behaviour (fuel pricing and taxation, car taxes, automotive emission control, safety regulations). The fuel consumption test procedures used by IEA governments are reviewed and compared together with measured versus in-use fuel economy. The practical use of fuel consumption tests is analysed. A study is presented of fuel savings from mandatory and/or voluntary fuel efficiency programmes. Lastly, the report discusses the outlook for future developments of car fuel efficiency in the post 1985 period and the implications for future policy action. Brief reviews of major policy measures in each IEA country (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, West Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the USA) which affect energy demand in the transport sector are appended. (TRRL)

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    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    2, rue André Pascal
    Paris,   France  75775 Paris Cedex 16
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 202 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 92 64 12648 1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM