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Producing more fuel-efficient automobiles, a costly proposition

Producing more fuel-efficient automobiles, a costly proposition

report to the Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Automobiles -- United States -- Fuel consumption.,
  • Automobiles -- United States -- Cost of operation.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 33 p. :
    Number of Pages33
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15261428M

      Driving in the highest gear possible without labouring the engine is a fuel-efficient way of driving. Driving at 60 km/h, a vehicle will use 25 per cent more fuel in third gear than it would in fifth.   Fuel economy targets are so high that less than 5 percent of today’s increasingly energy-efficient vehicles can meet standards, according to .

    The Volkswagen XL1 hold the world record for the most fuel efficient and aerodynamic production car ever built. It will stop in three american cities, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, this month. Start studying Chapter 1: Ten Principles of Economics. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

      Volkswagen's XL1, which it claims is the most fuel-efficient production car ever made, has won the Transport category at Designs of the Year Author: Alyn Griffiths. BEVs have a petroleum-equivalent fuel economy of between and miles per gallon, 2 roughly five to seven times the fuel economy of a Toyota Prius, the most fuel-efficient gasoline vehicle on the road today. 3 Gasoline consumption would drop by up to MMB per Cited by:


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[United States. General Accounting Office.; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce.]. Producing more fuel-efficient automobiles: a costly proposition Technical Report Bowsher, C.A. Legislation establishing federal fuel economy standards for automobiles required the auto industry to produce new-car fleets that averaged 18 miles per gallon starting with model yearincreasing to miles per gallon by policies for improving fuel economy Previous chapters have evaluated the opportunities for and constraints on the improvement of the fuel economy of automobiles and light trucks.

This chapter confronts a different subject—the policies to require or induce lower fuel consumption. After the energy consumption comparison, let’s see how costly one unit of energy is in electricity vs.

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The VW XL1 - the world’s most fuel efficient production car - in Dublin this morning. Photos: Paddy McGrath Inside the XL1 is reather basic - and all about weigh : Michael Mcaleer. 16 City, 29 Highway, 20 Combined. The newest Corvette's hp V8 can shut down half of its cylinders under low load, which allows the car to hit 29 MPG on the highway in 7th gear.

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The operating costs are the most affordable in the Lexus lineup of vehicles. Honda Civic Hybrid. Market demand for more fuel-efficient cars coupled with foreign competition will probably lead the auto industry to keep on producing fuel-efficient automobiles for the future.

Half a year later, GM’s gamble on the Sonic — part of the company’s push to develop smaller, more fuel-efficient cars — appears to be paying off. Sales of the Sonic have risen steadily in. Cars in the US still emit more than those in Europe or Japan, but the gap is smaller: () Meanwhile, US cars are expected to continue get better mileage in the years ahead.

Any day now, the Obama Administration will adopt the latest mileage targets for passenger cars and trucks sold in America: an average miles per gallon (mpg) by the year U.S.

automakers Author: Mindy Lubber. Americans' appetite for trucks and SUVs drove auto sales to new heights in Major automakers and analysts put the final tally slightly above 's record million vehicles sold as.

U.S. Cars More Fuel Efficient Than Ever, Says EPA The combined fuel economy of all the vehicles on U.S. roads is nearing 24 mpg, according to the federal government's estimates. By Author: Steve Rousseau. The XL 1's fuel economy comes partly from its hybrid engine, and partly from its light and aerodynamic design.

The car weighs 1, pounds, less than half the typical U.S. car. ____ a system of heavy government control 5. _____ an economy with less government control a. Communism b. Ally c. Reform d.

Infrastructure e. Market economy Directions: Underline the best answer based on the readings. Fuel-efficient vehicles are extremely important. Because we need to cut our fuel consumption and find other ways of powering cars, fuel-efficient vehicles are now very popular.

Check out these great fuel-efficient vehicle articles from HowStuffWorks. How Automakers Can Meet New Fuel Efficiency Standards.

The U.S. EPA and DOT argue that if automakers start using more batteries in cars, or Author: Climatewire. the value of the best opportunity a student gives up to attend college.

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A fuel-efficient car design often includes sturdy yet lightweight materials that help reduce the vehicle's overall weight. Lighter vehicles require less power for movement, thus consuming less. Much of the auto industry’s growth potential exists outside of the United States, and automakers prefer to reduce costs by producing vehicles that can be sold in multiple countries.History Origins.

Chrysler was founded by Walter Chrysler on June 6,when the Maxwell Motor Company (est. ) was re-organized into the Chrysler Corporation.

Walter Chrysler had originally arrived at the ailing Maxwell-Chalmers company in the early s, having been hired to take over and overhaul the company's troubled operations (just after a similar rescue job at the Willys car.