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An In-Depth Cost Analysis for New Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies


An In-Depth Cost Analysis for New Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.


The purpose of this work is to determine accurate costs for GHG-reducing technologies. This is of paramount importance in setting the appropriate GHG standards. EPA has contracted with FEV to perform this cost analysis through tearing down vehicles, engines and components, both with and without these technologies, and evaluating, part by part, the observed differences in size, weight, materials, machining steps, and other cost-affecting parameters.


Within the transportation sector, light-duty vehicles are the predominant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, principally exhaust CO2 and refrigerant leakage from vehicle air conditioners. EPA has contracted with FEV to estimate the costs of technologies that may be employed to reduce these emissions.

Record Details:

Product Published Date: 12/01/2009
Record Last Revised: 11/30/2010
OMB Category: Influential
Record ID: 210065