Steering With Prices: Fuel and Vehicle Taxation as Market Incentives for Higher Fuel Economy

Research Report T933


John DeCicco and Deborah Gordon


Provides a more expansive treatment of the economics of automobile fuel economy improvement, drawing on our technology assessment work reported in T933 (backlist). It covers the cost analysis methodology, tabulates cost and benefit estimates for gasoline vehicle technology options, and projects a range of feasible fuel economy levels along with the gasoline savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions that would result if such improvements were made.