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View Resource Design Incentives to Increase Vehicle Size Created from the U.S. Footprint-based Fuel Economy Standards

This study evaluates whether the amendment which determines fuel economy targets based on vehicle footprint (wheel base by track width) to the U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards creates an incentive for manufactures to produce larger vehicles. By using an ?oligopolistic-equilibrium model? while considering a range of customer preferences, it is determined that this amendment doe...

View Resource Will Electric Cars Transform the U.S. Vehicle Market? An Analysis of the Key Determinates

In this discussion paper by colleagues at Harvard University, the future of a large U.S. electric vehicle market is examined based on key questions. To answer these questions, battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs), and internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) are compared with current and projected future lifecycle costs and various scenarios (change in...

View Resource The U.S. Automotive Market and Industry in 2025

In this study, the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) predicts the 2025 U.S. light vehicle market based on expected greenhouse gas requirements for the years 2017-2025. Through scenario modeling of four possible corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards, it?s found that this mandate poses a serious threat to the U.S. vehicle market. It?s determined that from 2017-2025 consumer cost wil...

View Resource How Fuel Cells Work

An interactive flash animation by General Motors illustrating how fuel cells function.

View Resource An Overview of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Transmission

This module consists of a lab, PowerPoint presentation, and modified syllabus which all relate to Toyota's continuously variable HEV transmission. All materials were developed under a seed grant from the CAAT. The PowerPoint discusses the following: the use of a dry dampener in place of a torque converter,the various roles and controls of each motor in the transmission, structure and ef...

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