Alternative Fuels and Vehicles
Vehicles that run on natural gas, biofuels, hydrogen, and electricity can be cleaner and domestically produced alternatives to cars and trucks that are powered by gasoline and diesel. Experts at RFF are examining the costs and benefits of integrating these alternative fuels and vehicles into regulations, subsidies, and trading markets.
Working Paper — Feb 13, 2019
What Does an Electric Vehicle Replace?
Vehicles replaced by EVs are relatively fuel-efficient.
Testimony and Public Comments — Mar 7, 2018
The Future of Transportation Fuels and Vehicles
New technologies are fundamentally changing vehicles and travel, with benefits for the US economy but complex implications for energy security and the environment.
Working Paper — Dec 13, 2016
The Effects of Market Size and Fuel Costs on Fuel-Saving Technology Adoption in Passenger Vehicles
Passenger vehicle fuel economy standards require substantial new vehicle fuel economy improvements over the next decade. We demonstrate a strong link between a vehicle's market size (sales) and automakers' adoption of fuel-saving technology.
Workshop/Seminar — Nov 13, 2013
Cheaper Fuels for the Light-Duty Fleet
RFF researchers Richard Morgenstern, Arthur Fraas, and Winston Harrington examined the potential economic, environmental, and national security gains from replacing a portion of the gasoline used in the domestic light-duty fleet with these various natural gas-based fuels.
Workshop/Seminar — Oct 10, 2012
Energy Use and Policy in the US Trucking Sector
Workshop/Seminar — Feb 6, 2008
Fifth Annual Hans Landsberg Lecture with Kathleen A. McGinty
Press Release — Aug 22, 2019
New Blog: Will Colorado Achieve its Electric Car Goal?
In a new blog, Benjamin Leard and Clayton Munnings review Colorado's ZEV program and its chance of succeeding.
Media Highlight — May 31, 2019
"Limit eased on summer ethanol sales"
RFF's Ben Leard spoke with Marketplace about how the expansion of ethanol sales can affect land use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Press Release — Feb 26, 2019