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Main Title Light-duty technology cost analysis pilot study.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Transportation and Air Quality. Assessment and Standards Division,
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2009
Report Number EPA-420-R-09-020
Stock Number PB2010-108657
OCLC Number 855528122
Subjects Greenhouse gas mitigation--Standards--United States ; Automobiles--Design and construction--Costs ; Automobiles--Fuel consumption
Additional Subjects Motor vehicles ; Cost analysis ; Technology assessment ; Emissions reduction ; Greenhouse gases ; Data base management ; Manufacturing ; Carbon dioxide ; Exhaust pipes ; Cars ; Trucks ; Leading edge ; Methodology ; Case studies
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA 420-R-09-020 PDF file on file NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 11/13/2013
NTIS  PB2010-108657 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 online resource ([317] pages) : color illustrations
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contracted with FEV, Inc. to determine incremental direct manufacturing costs for a set of advanced light-duty vehicle technologies. The technologies selected are on the leading edge for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in the future, primarily in the form of tailpipe carbon dioxide (CO2). In contrast to comparable cost analyses done in the past, which rely heavily on supplier price quotes for key components, this study is based to a large degree on teardowns of vehicles or vehicle systems that employ the new technologies, and of similar vehicles or systems without the new technologies. Analysts with expertise in automotive design, materials, and manufacturing then compare the teardown components and evaluate the differences. Using databases for materials, labor, manufacturing overhead, and mark-up costs, the overall cost to manufacture individual parts are calculated and summed into final results. A model consisting of an extensive set of linked spreadsheets and associated macros has been developed to perform the calculations, to track the input data, identify sources of information, describe assumptions used in the case study, and provide analysis tools.
"December 2009." "EPA-420-R-09-020." Title from title screen (viewed on Aug. 12, 2013).