Recent Advances in Automotive Technology and the Cost-Effectiveness of Fuel Economy Improvement

Research Report T963


John DeCicco and Marc Ross


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.