FUEL ECONOMY/COST RELATIONSHIPS FOR FUTURE AUTOMOBILES.

Previous studies which focus on technologies to improve fuel economy provide adequate data on possible fuel economy gains as well as their costs as reflected in the manufacturer's suggested retail price to the consumer. The work described draws on these numerous studies to synthesize a relationship between: (1) technological options available to automakers for improving the fuel economy of their products; and (2) the cost of that product in future years as seen by the new automobile buyer in the context of potential government emissions and safety regulations. This study centers on the 1975--1990 time frame with most improvements assumed implementable by 1985. The intent is to provide a generalized automated ability to predict the response of automobile manufacturers to government policies encouraging fuel economy improvement in terms of the most likely change in cost for a given change in fuel economy. (ERA citation 03:043211)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hittman Associates, Incorporated

    9190 Red Branch Road
    Columbia, MD  United States  21043

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM