By decreasing gasoline consumption, greater fuel economy could significantly reduce environmental and energy security concerns. In this paper, we show that since the year 2000, technology and market shares have contributed roughly equally to rising new vehicle fuel economy in the United States. We discuss the implications of these patterns for the safety and welfare effects of fuel economy standards.
Common Resources — Oct 4, 2013
Market Shares and Technology Driving Up Fuel Economy in New Vehicles
From the late 1980s to about 2004, the average fuel economy of new passenger vehicles in the United States declined gradually. Then, over the past ...
RFF Live — Oct 29, 2021
Driving Decarbonization: Examining Electric Vehicles and Low-Carbon Fuels in US Reconciliation Efforts
A panel discussion exploring the impact and feasibility of proposed policies on electric vehicles and low-carbon fuels in current reconciliation efforts
Common Resources — Oct 7, 2021
Two Paths to 1.5°C: Will We Take Either One?
Two major projections for the trajectory of global energy use, which assume that temperature increases are stabilized at 1.5 degrees Celsius, make vastly different estimates about future energy consumption.