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Main Title Downward trend in passenger car fuel economy : a view of recent data /
Author Murrell, J. Dillard. ; Heavenrich, R. M.
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Heavenrich, Robert M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Control Technology and Applications Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Mobile Sources, Emission Control Technology Division, Control Technology and Applications Branch ; [Available from NTIS],
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA AA-CTAB-90-01
Stock Number PB90-1994796
OCLC Number 23203562
Subjects Automobiles--United States--Fuel consumption ; Automobile industry and trade--United States ; Automobiles--Fuel consumption ; Automobiles/ Passenger Cars ; Fuel Economy/ Miles per Gallon
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Fuel consumption ; Gasoline engines ; Automotive engineering ; Trends ; Passenger vehicles ; Mechanical efficiency ; Tables(Data)
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA AA-CTAB-90-01 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/20/2023
ELCD  EPA AA-CTAB-90-01 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 02/22/2011 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB90-194796 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11 unnumbered pages ; 28 cm
Last year's technology and miles per gallon automotive trend report noted an 0.4 mile per gallon decline in average passenger car fuel economy from 1988. Regarded as possibly just a one-time blip in the curve, the decline was neither emphasized nor subject to any close scrutiny. The model year 1990 data is in, and it shows another decline in fuel economy--it is now a two-year trend. If this backslide continues, problems with nationwide fuel consumption will increase and global warming trends will worsen at a pace faster than is generally being assumed by analysts. Thus it is appropriate to explore some of the characteristics of, and causes for, of the downward miles per gallon trend.
Cover title. Technical report. "January 1990." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/AA/CTAB/90-01." "PB90-194796."