The impact of attribute-based corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards: preliminary findings

Show simple item record McManus, W. en_US 2007-08-01T20:29:31Z 2007-08-01T20:29:31Z 2007-07
dc.identifier 99824 en_US
dc.identifier.other UMTRI-2007-31 en_US
dc.description.abstract This report is the first rigorous analysis of the economic impacts of current legislative proposals to raise CAFE under the reformed “attribute-based” structure. Whereas historic CAFE standards set one standard for every automaker, the reformed system fundamentally alters the impact of the standards on individual companies. Under the reformed CAFE structure, which applies to light trucks starting next year and is the leading proposal under discussion in Congress, each vehicle is assigned a fuel economy target based on vehicle attributes. Light truck targets are a function of the truck’s “footprint” – that is, the area defined by the truck’s wheels. Each automaker’s truck CAFE target will be a sales-weighted average of the targets for its truck models – automakers that market larger vehicles will face a less stringent standard. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Energy Foundation en_US
dc.format ill., charts en_US
dc.format.extent 19 p. en_US
dc.format.extent 485372 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Transportation Research Institute en_US
dc.subject.other Automotive Industry en_US
dc.subject.other Fuel Consumption en_US
dc.subject.other Fuel Economy/ Miles Per Gallon en_US
dc.title The impact of attribute-based corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards: preliminary findings en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Transportation
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Engineering
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dc.owningcollname Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
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