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Main Title Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975-2006. Appendix C: Fuel Economy Distribution Data.
Author Heavenrich, R. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Transportation and Air Quality.
Publisher Jul 2006
Year Published 2006
Report Number EPA/420/R-06-011C;
Stock Number PB2007-109507
Additional Subjects Motor vehicles ; Fuel economy ; Automobiles ; Trucks ; Vehicle consumption ; Vehicle size ; Vehicle weight ; Motor vehicle engines ; Cylinders ; Valves ; Transmissions ; Sales ; Trends ; Technology innovation ; Tables(Data) ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2007-109507 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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This report provides data on the fuel economy and technology characteristics of new light-duty vehicles (cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and pickup trucks) for model years 1975 through 2006. Since 1992 average fuel economy has been relatively constant, ranging from 20.6 to 21.4 miles per gallon (mpg). Based on sales projections provided by automotive manufacturers to EPA, model year 2006 vehicles are estimated to average 21.0 mpg, the same as last year, but five percent below the fleet-average fuel economy peak value of 22.1 mpg achieved in 1987. After two decades of steady growth, the light truck market share has been relatively stable for five years. While fuel economy levels have been relatively constant, vehicle performance (e.g. acceleration) and weight have increased. Recent technology developments, such as improved transmission and engine designs including clean diesel technology and hybrid vehicles hold promise for the near-term future.