HOW TO SAVE GASOLINE: PUBLIC POLICY ALTERNATIVES FOR THE AUTOMOBILE
This report is the first report is a series of three, which describes a study of alternative measures and public policies for conserving energy used by automobiles. The purpose of the study is twofold: 1) to develop analytical tools to aid in evaluating national energy conservation policies for private auto transportation; and 2) to apply the tools in a systematic analysis and comparison of several alternative policy instruments. The study is concerned with two types of policy instruments; those raising the price of driving and those designed to improve average auto fuel economy through requlatory means. Research findings suggest these policy alternatives: 1) increase the pump price of gasoline through taxes, for short term gasoline savings; 2) improve fuel economy through weight reduction and other technological improvements, for longer term gasoline saving; and 3) decrease the new car price of those automobiles that consume less gasoline. Appendices A, B, D, and E consist of summary descriptions of A) generalized automobile desing model; b) inputs for automobile design measures; D) the automobile fleet mix model; 5) the NAV model. Effectiveness of Emission Controls' is discussed in Appendix C; "Employment Impacts in Five Auto-Related Sectors in P; and "Gasoline Price Change Impacts by Earnings Group" in Appendix G.
- Listed in 'Energy Research and Technology', NSE 75-6, May 1975.
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryP. O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN United States 37831
- Wildhorn, S
- Burright, B K
- Enns, J H
- Kirkwood, T F
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Pagination: 168 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Energy; Fuel consumption; Gasoline; Prices; Private transportation; Public policy; Taxation; Transportation policy; Vehicle design
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Design; Energy; Highways; Policy;
- Accession Number: 00097100
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: R-1560-NSF
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM