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On-road fuel economy of vehicles in the United States: 1923-2013

dc.contributor.authorSivak, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorShoettle, Brandonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-23T17:29:24Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.date.available2015-10-23T17:29:24Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier103218en_US
dc.identifier.otherUMTRI-2015-25en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/115486
dc.description.abstractThis report documents and analyzes the changes in fuel economy of vehicles on U.S. roads between 1923 and 2013. Information about distances driven and fuel consumed was used to calculate the actual, on-road fuel economy for the entire fleet of all vehicles and for different classes of vehicles, with primary interest in light-duty vehicles (cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs). As a sample from the results, the following are the main findings for the entire fleet of all vehicles. Fuel economy decreased from 14.0 mpg in 1923 to 11.9 mpg in 1973. Starting in 1974, fuel economy increased rapidly to 16.9 mpg in 1991. Thereafter, improvements have been small, with fuel economy in 2013 at 17.6 mpg.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSustainable Worldwide Transportationen_US
dc.format.extent8en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Transportation Research Instituteen_US
dc.subject.otherTrenden_US
dc.subject.otherFuel consumptionen_US
dc.subject.otherMotor vehiclesen_US
dc.titleOn-road fuel economy of vehicles in the United States: 1923-2013en_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelTransportation
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelEngineering
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/115486/1/103218.pdf
dc.owningcollnameTransportation Research Institute (UMTRI)


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