THE FUEL CONSUMPTION REDUCTION OF CARS: A RESEARCH AGENDA

BEPERKING VAN HET BRANDSTOFGEBRUIK VAN PERSONENAUTO'S: EEN ONDERZOEKSAGENDA

The main objectives of this study are: (1) to give a broad overview of all factors related to downsizing engines, and to the average fuel consumption reduction; and (2) to draw up a research agenda for each of the relevant factors, based on indicated gaps in knowledge. A policy oriented, integral and multi-disciplinary approach is adopted in the analysis. The following aspects are distinguished: (a) standardization pretext; (b) fuel economy levels; (c) possible reduction of fuel consumption; (d) environmental issues; (e) side effects; (f) regulatory and legislative issues; (g) international setting; (h) impacts on the automotive industry; (i) research and development; (j) enforcement; and (k) support by stakeholders and communication. As regards the standardization pretext, a phased introduction of a fuel economy level is preferred to downsizing engines. The research agenda drawn up addresses the following subjects: (i) International comparison of developments in the field of improving automotive fuel economy; (ii) Overall survey of fuel economy technologies; (iii) Drawing up scenarios, comprising concerted actions to improve automotive fuel economy; and (iv) organization of policy support.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of London Borough Road Safety Officers

    Taberner House, Park Lane
    Croydon,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Immers, L H
    • Jansen, GRM
    • RIJKEBOER, R C
  • Publication Date: 1994-5

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: VIII+55P
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: INRO-VVG 1994-04

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM