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Main Title Interim report : new powertrain technologies and their projected costs /
Author Alson, Jeffrey A.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ellies, Benjamin.
Ganss, David,
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Transportation and Air Quality.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Transportation and Climate Division.,
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA 420-R-05-012
Stock Number PB2007-109504
OCLC Number 185061220
Subjects Automobiles--Power trains--Technological innovations ; Automobiles--Fuel consumption ; Hybrid electric vehicles--Fuel consumption
Additional Subjects Powertrain technologies ; Technology strategies ; Costs ; Vehicle fuel economy ; Gasoline vehicle technologies ; Advanced diesel engines ; Gasoline electric hybrids ; Diesel electric hybrids ;
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 420-R-05-012 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELCD  EPA420-R-05-012 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 12/28/2007
NTIS  PB2007-109504 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation i, 77 pages ; 28 cm
This interim report projects the cost effectiveness, from a consumer perspective, of four technology strategies capable of improving new personal vehicle fuel economy over the next decade: packages of individual gasoline vehicle technologies, advanced diesel engines, gasoline electric hybrids, and diesel electric hybrids. These economic projections are based on a future high-volume scenario where economies-of-scale for these technologies are similar to those for conventional vehicles today. They do not account for the higher manufacturer and consumer costs during a transition period. Based on EPAs review of the technical literature, all of these technology packages are projected to increase personal vehicle retail cost, ranging from around $1000 for a gasoline vehicle package in a midsize car to about $6000 for a diesel electric hybrid in a large SUV. But, by increasing vehicle fuel economy by 20% to 70%, these technologies will also reduce vehicle operating costs (primarily fuel expenditures). This report projects the consumer payback period, i.e., how many years it takes for a consumer to recoup in discounted operating savings an amount equal to the higher initial cost of the vehicle. Based on a set of common economic assumptions, these technologies are projected to pay back to consumers in 2 to 11 years. Since all of these technologies pay back in less than the projected 14-year life of a vehicle, they would all provide net savings over a typical vehicle lifetime. These discounted lifetime savings range from $300 for one of the midsize car scenarios to over $4000 for some of the large SUV scenarios. In all cases, the payback period is shorter and the lifetime savings are greater when the advanced technologies are used in a large SUV rather than in a midsize car.
"October 2005." Includes bibliographical references (page 59). "EPA 420-R-05-012."