This document is the twelfth of a series of periodic reports on the Motor Fuel Consumption (MFC) model developed for the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Policy Integration, Office of Policy, Planning and Analysis. The MFC model is used by DOE to evaluate the impact of conservation policies on fuel consumption and on the disaggregate components of fuel demand. These components include passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles. The model is not a forecasting tool in that it does not provide detailed econometrically-based projections of fuel demand. The model is, however, calibrated to current statistics on fuel consumption, fleet size, and travel growth, and to econometric forecasts of new vehicle sales provided by DOE. During the past year (November 1984 to October 1985), the MFC model has been used to evaluate the consumption impacts of a reduction in Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for model year (MY) 1986 passenger cars. To facilitate analyses of the potential development and expansion of a market for alcohol fuels in transportation, the model has been reconfigured to include neat methanol, ethanol/gasoline blend, and methanol/gasoline blend components. In addition, as part of an overall effort by the sponsor to transfer DOE analytical models onto microcomputers, a version of the MFC model was developed for operation on an IBM Personal Computer (PC/XT). The purpose of this report is to provide the reader with the most current output of the Motor Fuel Consumption Model and to discuss revisions in the model structure, input data and assumptions which have occurred in the past year.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Energy and Environmental Analysis, Incorporated

    1111 North 19th Street
    Arlington, VA  United States  22209
  • Publication Date: 1985-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 144 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/PE/77000-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1986 12:00AM