This volume presents realistic estimates for the level of fuel economy that is achievable in the next decade for cars and light trucks made in the United States and Canada.
A source of objective and comprehensive information on the topic, this book takes into account real-world factors such as the financial conditions in the automotive industry, costs and benefits to consumers, and marketability of high-efficiency vehicles.
The committee is composed of experts from the fields of science, technology, finance, and regulation and offers practical evaluations of technological improvements that could contribute to increased fuel efficiency. The volume also examines potential barriers to improvement, such as high production costs, regulations on safety and emissions, and consumer preferences.
This practical book is of considerable interest to car and light truck manufacturers, policymakers, federal and state agencies, and the public.
Table of Contents
|2 FUEL USE IN AUTOMIBILES AND LIGHT TRUCKS||30-46|
|3 SAFETY IMPLICATIONS OF FUEL ECONOMY MEASURES||47-68|
|4 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES||69-89|
|5 IMPACTS ON THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY||90-106|
|6 THE AUTOMOBILE, FUEL ECONOMY, AND THE CONSUMER||107-121|
|7 FUEL ECONOMY PROJECTIONS||122-148|
|8 ACHIEVABLE FUEL ECONOMY LEVELS||149-167|
|9 POLICIES FOR IMPROVING FUEL ECONOMY||168-190|
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