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Vehicle Fuel Economy

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Fuel and money saved using tires with low rolling resistance
Michael Sivak

report UMTRI-2014-1

This study was designed to examine how using tires that are at the current extremes of rolling resistance affects fuel consumption by...

Making driving less energy intensive than flying
Michael Sivak

report UMTRI-2014-2

This report analyzes recent trends in the amount of energy needed to transport a person in the U.S. a given distance either in a light-...

Effects of vehicle fuel economy, distance travelled, and vehicle load on the amount of fuel used for personal transportation 1970-2010.
Michael Sivak.

report UMTRI-2013-10

This study examined the changes in the U.S. in vehicle fuel economy, distance travelled, and vehicle load (occupants carried) between...

Benefits of recent improvements in vehicle fuel economy on overall fuel consumption and emissions
Michael Sivak, Brandon Schoettle

report UMTRI-2012-27

For the past several years, we have calculated (on a monthly basis) the average, salesweighted fuel economy of all light-duty vehicles...

Eco-driving strategic, tactical, and operational decisions of the driver that influence vehicle fuel economy.
Michael Sivak, Brandon Schoettle.

journal article IN: Transport Policy. Vol. 22 (July 2012), p. 96-99.

This paper presents information about the effects of decisions that a driver can make to influence on-road fuel economy of light-duty...