Plugging the Flex-Fuel Loophole

In lieu of receiving Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) credits for producing flex-fuel vehicles that allow automakers to decrease their fleet-wide fuel economy by up to 1.2 mpg, vehicle manufacturers should instead receive a monetary reward directed at easing their legacy costs. They will receive the payment each time they produce more flex-fuel vehicles as a percentage of their fleet than the top 3 automakers in a baseline year.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Included in the September 2007 Issue of Review of Policy Research, the Roosevelt Institution's "25 Ideas for Solving the Energy Crisis," Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2007.
  • Authors:
    • Coan, James
  • Publication Date: 2007-9


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 508-509
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  • Accession Number: 01090689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2008 2:51PM