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Main Title Evaluation of the representativeness of EPA fuel economy estimates /
Author Cackette, Thomas.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Emission Control Technology Div.
Publisher U.S.] Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-AA-ECTD-78-1
Stock Number PB80-183122
OCLC Number 701552676
Subjects Automobiles--Fuel consumption
Additional Subjects Motor vehicles ; Fuel consumption ; Exhaust emissions ; Performance tests ; Dynamometers ;
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA AA-ECTD-78-1 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 02/15/2011 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB80-183122 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 26 p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
Energy conservation has become a major national commitment. An important element of this commitment is a national strategy to improve the fuel economy of the new car fleet through a regulatory program involving stringent fuel economy standards that each manufacturer must meet for its corporate sales-weighted fleet. To insure consumer cognizance of the fuel economy implications of the consumer's purchase decision, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act established a fuel economy labeling program whereby each new vehicle is posted with its expected fuel economy. The Keystone to this program is the Federal Test Procedure developed by EPA to quantify and regulate emissions reductions for environmental purposes. These same procedures are also utilized as the yardstick of fuel economy measurement. Recent suggestions that EPA fuel economy estimates significantly over-predict actual vehicle fuel economy prompted EPA to conduct a number of studies designed to explore the representativeness of the EPA methodology. The objective of this report is to summarize the results and conclusions of these studies.
"January 1978." "EPA-AA-ECTD-78-1." Cover title.