MOTOR VEHICLE MPG AND MARKET SHARES REPORT: FIRST SIX MONTHS OF MODEL YEAR 1985
This issue of the publication reports the sales, market shares, estimated sales-weighted fuel economies, and other estimated sales-weighted vehicle characteristics of automobiles and light trucks for the first six months of model year 1985 and for the previous seven model years. Comparisons and observations are made on the trends in these vehicles from one model year to the next. A methodology is used to allocate the yearly mpg changes among eight components. Sales of automobiles showed an increase of 2.4% from the first half of model year 1984. An even more striking increase was observed in the sales of light trucks: 18.7% from the first half of model year 1984. Light trucks continued to claim a larger share of the entire light-duty vehicle market. Approximately 30% of the vehicles sold in the first six months of model year 1985 were light trucks. The first six months of the 1985 model year experienced a gain of 0.60 mpg in sales-weighted automobile fuel economy. Light trucks also experienced a gain of 0.40 mpg in fuel economy from the previous model year.
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryP. O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN United States 37831
- Hu, P S
- Publication Date: 1985-6
- Pagination: 91 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Fuel consumption; Light trucks; Market share; Sales; Trend (Statistics)
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Society; Vehicles and Equipment; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00457180
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: ORNL/TM-9631
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:40PM