fiscal year (FY) 1995 and planned for subsequent years; and program management within the PNGV.

Key questions for which the committee sought information and insight include the following:

  • Are the broad priorities established for the PNGV program reasonable?

  • Are there obvious potential technologies not being considered as candidates for the PNGV concept vehicles?

  • Does the PNGV program have detailed plans sufficient to adequately describe the work effort and permit effective program management of dedicated resources?

  • Does the PNGV program have an effective program management structure for the government and industry organizations involved?

  • Does the PNGV program have adequate and dedicated levels of funding and resources required to accomplish the goals and schedules specified in the program plan?

  • Is the PNGV program considering all pertinent sources of technology?

This report attempts to answer these overarching questions.


PNGV (Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles). 1995. Program Plan (draft). Washington, D.C.: PNGV.

The White House. 1993. Historic Partnership Forged with Auto Makers Aims for Three-Fold Increase in Fuel Efficiency in as Soon as Ten Years. September 29, 1993. Washington, D.C.: The White House.

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