Posts Tagged fuel economy

Fuel Efficiency in the US

A nice graphic comparing various passenger cars and alternative fuels. Two quibbles:
– I don’t think the NASA crawler (used to transport the Space Shuttle) qualifies as a passenger car.
– Why not include natural gas vehicles?

Fuel Efficiency in the US

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Net Benefits of CAFE stadards

I just frittered away an hour poking holes in a 2002 paper from the American Enterprise Institute and the Brooking Institution that purports to show a net cost to society from higher CAFE standards. Even using the paper’s questionable results, my calculation show an a posteriori net benefit had CAFE standards been raised at the time the paper was written.

Here are links to the original article on Knowledge Problem that spurred me to defend CAFE standards, a link to the AEI/Brookings paper, and my comments on the weaknesses in the paper’s analysis.

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