CAFE Standards and Fuel Efficiency
Vehicles in the United States are regulated under policies—such as the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards—that require manufacturers to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. RFF researchers are analyzing the effectiveness of these policies compared to those that influence fuel prices.
Working Paper — Apr 17, 2019
Pass-Through and Welfare Effects of Regulations that Affect Product Attributes
We show that the relationship between pass-through and welfare changes does not hold for a regulation that affects production costs and product attributes.
Working Paper — Apr 4, 2019
Estimating Preference Heterogeneity in Discrete Choice Models of Product Differentiation
The application of a new method for estimating discrete choice models shows that tightening fuel economy standards have modest impacts on new vehicle sales.
Journal Article — Dec 7, 2018
Flawed Analyses of US Auto Fuel Economy Standards
An evaluation of a 2018 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which proposes freezing Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards at model year (MY) 2020 levels through 2025.
Workshop/Seminar — Dec 2, 2015
The Evolving US Vehicle Fleet: Responding to New Federal Regulations
Panelists analyzed consumer demand for fuel economy and how lower gasoline prices can affect future fuel savings.
Policy Leadership Series — Oct 15, 2015
US Climate Policy: How We Got Here and What it Means for the Future
At this RFF Policy Leadership Forum, Bob Nordhaus, one of the most respected figures in US energy policy circles, discussed the evolution of US climate policy and its future prospects.
Workshop/Seminar — Nov 3, 2010
Evaluating Recent Changes to Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
Press Release — Aug 7, 2019
New Blog: “Is the California Vehicle Emissions Agreement a ‘PR Stunt’?”
Alan Krupnick and Joshua Linn discuss the vehicle emissions agreement between California and four automakers.
Press Release — Feb 26, 2019
Two New Reports and a Blog on Vehicle Issues
Press Release — Jan 30, 2019