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Potential for improved automobile fuel economy between 1985 and 1995

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Potential for improved automobile fuel economy between 1985 and 1995

hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session ... April 30, 1980.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Automobiles -- United States -- Fuel consumption.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .E55 1980e
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 516 p. :
      Number of Pages516
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4238876M
      LC Control Number80603426

      New vehicle fuel efficiency (based on model year production): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, final fuel economy calculations for the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, personal communication, Sept. 29, Model Year Car Fuel Economy Information. Home; Forum; My Car; Car Data. Figure 1 summarizes fuel economy standards in other countries with similar programs (for more details see An and Sauer , Elmer and Fischer and IEA ). For example, in the E.U., average new vehicle fuel economy is set to reach 45 mpg in and continue rising.


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Potential for improved automobile fuel economy between 1985 and 1995 by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Potential for improved automobile fuel economy between and hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session Ap   @article{osti_, title = {Engineering-economic analyses of automotive fuel economy potential in the United States}, author = {Greene, D L and DeCicco, J}, abstractNote = {Over the past 25 years more than 20 major studies have examined the technological potential to improve the fuel economy of passenger cars and light trucks in the US.

Alternative form of on-roadUnited States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Potential for Improved Automobile Fuel Economy Between and In either case, the full impact or savings, would not be realized for another l0 years when the whole onroad fleet of vehicles would have reached the fuel economy level of the.

August AUTOMOBILE FUEL ECONOMY Potential Effects of Increasing the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards to mpg by model year As authorized by the act, the Department of Transportation (DOT) set standards for light trucks for model years security and environmental benefits that would result from improved fuel.

Inhowever, the fuel economy of our theoretical automobile was surpassed by a Toyota 4/5-passenger prototype with a fuel consumption of 1/ km (98mpg). Like our theoretical car, this vehicle has a 3-cylinder direct-injection Diesel engine and a Cited by: Fuel economy statistics.

While the thermal efficiency (mechanical output to chemical energy in fuel) of petroleum engines has increased since the beginning of the automotive era, this is not the only factor in fuel design of automobile as a whole and usage pattern affects the fuel economy.

Published fuel economy is subject to variation between jurisdiction due to L/ km → km/20 L:L, /,k, m, =, 1, k, m, /, 20, L, {\displaystyle {\frac {}{\rm {L/\;km}}}={\rm {1\;km/20\;L}}}. the automobile, fuel economy, and the consumer To understand how the automobile industry might be affected by fuel economy standards, it is important to understand the automobile consumer.

No matter what the automobile companies do, the consumer must voluntarily agree to purchase from the menu of choices offered.

of fuel economy technology from the demand for it and other vehicle attributes, while others attempt to simulate market behavior by recognizing that carmakers will evaluate consumer demand for fuel economy in deciding whether or not to introduce a new technology, and may trade off potential fuel economy gains for other desirable attributes.

Over the past 25 years more than 20 major studies have examined the technological potential to improve the fuel economy of passenger cars and light trucks in the United States. The majority have used technology/cost analysis, a combination of analytical methods from the disciplines of economics and automotive engineering.

In this review we describe the key elements of this Cited by: The Improvement of Automobile Fuel Economy by Manjeet Sandhu Abstract In today’s society, it has been determined by energy analysts that fuel consumption is increasing at an alarming rate.

This is due to the large influx of drivers on the road, and the increase in travel demands. Fuel Economy. Federal regulations also mandate automotive fuel economy. The period from to resulted in primary emphasis on emission control with loss of fuel economy from lower compression ratios, changes in spark timing, A/F ratio and.

Going 50 miles per hour up a 7% grade results in a fuel economy penalty of 55%, compared to going 50 mph on a flat road. On a 3% grade this penalty is about 32%. TRENDS IN AUTOMOBILE FUEL ECONOMY Year-to-year trends in fuel economy are the combined effects of trends in all of the parameters which affect fuel economy.

IMPROVE FUEL ECONOMY OF PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES WORKING PAPERS Prepared for: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS, STUDY ON POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE FUEL ECONOMY Potential for improved automobile fuel economy between 1985 and 1995 book PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES PART 2 -WORKING PAPERS 1 to l deliver fuel economy to new vehicles sold in Australia in the.

4 2. The domestic automotive industry emerged from the recession of – (when it posted a cumulative loss of $ billion) to a record post-World War II expansion between andduring which time it earned $61 billion.

Restricted Japanese competition between andbuyer preference for trucks and larger, well-equipped cars. The e-kpL approach is widely used, as the recent survey of the literature (Engineering-Economic Analysis of Automotive Fuel Economy Potential in The United States) by.

Due to current capacity constraints, printed versions of our publications - including standards, technical papers, EDGE Reports, scholarly journal articles, books, and paint chips - may experience shipping delays of up to four to six : I. Bishop. 1 - Based on Pre-Model Year Fuel Economy Report Data 2 - Based on Mid-Model Year Fuel Economy Report Data 3 - Based on Final EPA Data NOTES • • This report contains CAFE data by manufacturer for each model year - To obtain CAFE data by manufacturer for prior model years ( - ) contact Mr.

Maurice Hicks at () lack of improvement in fuel economy of new automobiles since is attributed to both consumer selections and manufacturer decisions. Betweenwhen new automobile fuel economy stan­ dards became effective, andthe fuel economy of new automobiles increased by one-third, from 1 Data files have been compressed into *.zip files, which must be downloaded to your computer/device and unzipped before they can be used.

The data files are formatted as either comma-separated value files (*.csv) or Excel (*.xls or *.xlxs) spreadsheet tables (documentation).2 Annual fuel costs shown in Fuel Economy Guides are based on.

A flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) or dual-fuel vehicle (colloquially called a flex-fuel vehicle) is an alternative fuel vehicle with an internal combustion engine designed to run on more than one fuel, usually gasoline blended with either ethanol or methanol fuel, and both fuels are stored in the same common flex-fuel engines are capable of burning any proportion of the.

New Fuel Economy Summary Published by EPA. Buick Envision Fuel Economy City: 20 MPG; Highway: 25 MPG More Buick Encore Fuel Economy City: 25 MPG; Highway: 30 MPG More Audi A8 Fuel Economy City: 19 MPG; Highway: 27 MPG More Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Economy City: 22 MPG; Highway: 28 MPG More.

VEHICLE CHOICE BEHAVIOR AND THE DECLINING MARKET 75 20 5 67 30 5 61 31 5 fuel economy, power, and so on. Consumers’ preferences may also be affected by more subtle attributes of a vehicle such as the feel of a stereo knob and the shine of plastics used in Size: KB.

The Potential for Improving Fleet Fuel Economy by Changing Vehicle Buying Patterns The fuel economy of the new car fleet is as dependent on vehicle attributes determined by consumer preference—especially, the size mix of the fleet, general performance attributes, and the prevalence of luxury features—as it is on basic vehicle design and.

potential to significantly improve fuel economy in the near-term. Advanced materials (including metals, polymers, composites, and intermetallic compounds) can play an important role in improving the efficiency of transportation vehicles.

Weight reduction is one of the most practical ways of increasing vehicle fuel economy. Energy Vol. 9, pp.Printed in Great Britain. )82;M(0 Pergamon Press Ltd. AUTOMOBILE FUEL-EFFICIENCY AND GOVERNMENT POLICY AFTER ANDREW FORD Economics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O.

BoxLos Alamos, NMU.S.A. (Received 2 March ) Abstractn this paper, we Cited by: 2. Automobile Fuel; Economy and CO2 Emissions in Industrialized Countries: Troubling Trends through /6 Agency, work which led to usage and fuel economy published in the ORNL data book (7).

Ref. (8) carried and fuel economy sincewhich leads to much speculation and debate as to the impacts of past policies. the fuel economy standards over time. es Fig. Historical trend towards sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) in the Scenarios of the new vehicle fleet in that will meet the targeted MPG average fuel economy.

stringent fuel economy regulation. There will be some. Cadillac / ˈ k æ d ɪ l æ k / is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors (GM) that designs and builds luxury major markets are the United States, Canada, and ac models are distributed in 34 additional markets worldwide.

Cadillac automobiles are at the top of the luxury field within the United States. InCadillac sold Founded: Aug in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. The Act, passed in response to the oil crisis, had a near term goal to double new car fuel economy from miles per gallon (mpg) in to mpg by model year (MY) However, since the standards remained almost unchanged through MY   The clout of the transport sector.

Bythe share of energy demand for transport purposes made up % of final delivered energy on a global scale[].Worldwide transport was responsible for 23% of world energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with road traffic representing 74% of this sector (IPCC data fromas summarized in[]).The Cited by: WORKING PAPERS THE IMPACT OF AUTOMOBILE FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS Andrew N.

Kleit WORKING PAPER NO. February FiC Burean of Ecooomics working papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussion and critical commeot All data cootained in them are in the pnblic domaio.

With the cost of gasoline at or near $ a gallon, shoppers are paying added attention to new vehicles' EPA fuel-economy ratings. For many motorists, it's become an economic necessity. Choosing a model that gets an average of 25 mpg instead of one that nets only 15 mpg can save an astute buyer as much as $1, per year, assum miles.

Materials in Automotive Application, State of the Art and Prospects SMC and RRIM are most widely used today, cont ributing to 48% and 40%, respectively toAuthor: Elaheh Ghassemieh. In the average fuel-mileage for cars in the U.S. was 13 mpg. That increased to in After slipping to 20 mpg in it is mandated to be _________ in 1 - Based on Pre-Model Year Fuel Economy Report Data 2 - Based on Mid-Model Year Fuel Economy Report Data 3 - Based on Final EPA Data NOTES • • This report contains CAFE data by manufacturer for each model year - To obtain CAFE data by manufacturer for prior model years ( - ) contact Mr.

Harry Thompson at () gas (GHG) emissions standards, as issued in [3]. For MY through MYfuel economy standards are held constant at MY levels, and fuel economy improvements are still possible based on continued improvements in economic effectiveness. • Expected future fuel prices are calculated based on an extrapolation of the growth rate.

Fuel Economy Fuel economy and emissions are two of the principal regulatory drivers – the third being safety, with a direct impact on the automotive industry. CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) regulations demand continuous improvements in fleet fuel economy, while the Environmental Protection Agency regulates criteria tailpipe emissions.

a) Draw the model for fuel economy. Clearly label it, showing what the Rule predicts about miles per gallon. 68% of autos fall between and mpg 95% of autos fall between and mpg % autos fall between and mpg b) About what percent of autos should get more than 31 mpg.

Automobile Safety & Fuel Economy. Notice of Regulatory Determination on Wastes From the Combustion of Fossil Fuels. Between and75 percent of new landfills and 60 percent of new surface impoundments within the utility sector had been lined.

We have no information regarding the percentage of units built since (the date. This reduction is due in part to increases in domestically produced ethanol in gasoline and improved fuel economy.

The highway mode continues to dominate transportation energy use. Highway vehicles used percent of total transportation energy inwith personal vehicles accounting for percent of highway energy use and percent. The Subaru Rex was launched as the successor to the Subaru R-2 in July The Rex was a hit thanks to the youthful, dynamic image its styling gave it, as well as Subaru's traditional minicar features, including superior handling, driving stability, riding comfort, and fuel economy.

4-stroke Rex released Rex SEEC-T released.A hybrid vehicle uses two or more distinct types of power, such as submarines that use diesels when surfaced and batteries when submerged. Other means to store energy include pressurized fluid in hydraulic hybrids.

The basic principle with hybrid vehicles is that the different motors work better at different speeds; the electric motor is more efficient at producing torque, or turning. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy estimates for automobile models tested recently predicted a mean of mpg and a standard deviation of mpg for highway driving.

Assume that a Normal Model can be applied. b) In what interval would you expect the central 68% of autos to be found? c) About what percent of autos should get more .