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Main Title EPA staff technical report : cost and effectiveness estimates of technologies used to reduce light-duty vehicle carbon dioxide emissions.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2008
Report Number EPA420-R-08-008
Stock Number PB2010-108655
OCLC Number 940506217
Subjects Carbon dioxide mitigation ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Carbon dioxide ; Emissions reduction ; Motor vehicles ; Cost effectiveness ; Technology assessment ; US EPA ; Air pollution control ; Greenhouse gases ; Fuel economy ; Lubricants ; Gas cylinders ; Diesel engines ; Automotive transmissions and gears ; Hybrid electric powered vehicles ; Cars ; Trucks ; Internal combustion engines
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 420-R-08-008 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELCD  EPA 420-R-08-008 PDF file on file NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 02/29/2016
NTIS  PB2010-108655 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 online resource ([82] pages) : tables, figures, colored charts
This report presents EPA technical staff current assessment of the costs and effectiveness from a broad range of technologies which can be applied to cars and light-duty trucks. The report is divided into four major sections. In Section 1, we discuss the methodology used to develop cost and effectiveness estimates, including what data sources we relied upon. In Section 2, we present our estimates of the carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction potential of nearly 40 individual technologies covering five broad categories: engines, transmissions, hybrids, accessories, and others (e.g., aerodynamic improvements). These estimates are for individual technologies compared to a baseline vehicle, and the estimated effectiveness cannot simply be added up when considering a combination of technologies. This issue is addressed in Section 3 of the report, which discusses the synergistic effects of combining multiple technologies and provides an estimate of the magnitude of this impact on CO2 reduction effectiveness. Finally, Section 4 provides an estimate of the direct costs associated with each of the technologies, as well as a discussion of estimating indirect costs and the potential for future cost reductions.
Title from PDF title screen (viewed on February 22, 2016). "EPA420-R-08-008." "March 2008." Includes bibliographical references.