Vehicle Fuel Economy: Reforming Fuel Economy Standards Could Help Reduce Oil Consumption by Cars and Light Trucks, and Other Options Could Complement These Standards
DIANE Publishing, Jan 1, 2008 - 61 pages
Concerns over national security, environmental stresses, & high fuel prices have raised interest in reducing oil consumption. Through the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program, the Nat. Highway Safety Admin. (NHTSA) requires cars & light trucks to meet certain fuel economy standards. This report discusses: (1) how CAFE standards are designed to reduce fuel consumption; (2) strengths & weaknesses of the CAFE program & NHTSA¿s capabilities; & (3) market-based policies that could complement or replace CAFE. To do this work, the author reviewed recent studies & interviewed leading experts & agency officials. Includes recommendations. Charts & tables.
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