Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards

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Since CAFE standards were established 25 years ago, there have been significant changes in motor vehicle technology, globalization of the industry, the mix and characteristics of vehicle sales, production capacity, and other factors. This volume evaluates the implications of these changes as well as changes anticipated in the next few years, on the need for CAFE, as well as the stringency and/or structure of the CAFE program in future years.

 

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Contents

Executive Summary
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1 Introduction
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An Assessment
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3 Technologies for Improving the Fuel Economy of Passenger Cars and LightDuty Trucks
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4 Impact of a More FuelEfficient Fleet
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5 Potential Modifications of and Alternatives to CAFE
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6 Findings and Recommendations
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Fuel Economy and Highway Safety
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B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
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C Presentations and Committee Activities
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Effectiveness and Impact of CAFE Standards
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E Acronyms and Abbreviations
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Technology and Economic Analysis in the Prepublication Version of the Report Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy CAF...
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