Issue Brief

Preparing for the Midterm Review of the Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rate Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles: A Summary of Priority Research Questions

Key Findings

  • Consumer demand for fuel economy: heterogeneity and policy implications
  • Manufacturer responses to tighter standards: recent behavior, innovation, and technology adoption
  • Distributional consequences of tighter standards
  • Cost-benefit analysis: how to define the no-policy scenario, against which costs and benefits of tighter standards are compared
  • Alternative fuel vehicles: crediting and consumer experiences