This report presents estimates of the retail price equivalent (RPE) or "sticker price" for a variety of automotive exhaust emission control related components/systems. The author began with a three-level assumption as to industry makeup (suppplier, vehicle assembly, dealer) and used this standard approach along with assumptions as to production volume and the amounts of labor, overhead, tooling, administrative, and depreciation expenses and profit at the supplier level, tooling, research and development, and adminstrative expenses and profit at the vehicle assembly level, and labor, overhead, and profit at the dealer level to determine the RPE. Where little physical description of a component could be found, a "best guess: effort was made. A methodolgy description is also included. It should be noted that since a specific production volume was assumed in each case, the RPE estimates are valid only within some relevant range of production volumes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Rath and Strong, Inc., Lexington, Mass.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Technology, Incorporated

    968 Albany-Shaker Road
    Latham, NY  United States  12110

    Rath and Strong, Incorporated

    21 Worthen Road
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Mobile Source Pollution Control Program
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48105
  • Authors:
    • Lindgren, LRH
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 378 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA/460/3-78/002 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-03-3505
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM