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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.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Heavenrich, Robert M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Control Technology and Applications Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Sources,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/AA/CTAB-90/01
Stock Number PB90-194796
Subjects Automobiles--United States--Fuel consumption. ; Automobiles--Fuel consumption--Standards--United States. ; Automobile industry and trade--United States.
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Fuel consumption ; Gasoline engines ; Automotive engineering ; Trends ; Passenger vehicles ; Mechanical efficiency ; Tables(Data)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-194796 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 15 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.
"January 1990." "EPA/AA/CTAB-90/01." Includes bibliographical references.