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Draft Support Document--Fuel Economy Labeling of Motor Vehicles: Revisions to Improve Calculation of Fuel Economy Estimates.

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The EPA fuel economy estimates have appeared on the window stickers of all new cars and light trucks since the late 1970's and are well-recognized by consumers. The fuel economy estimates essentially serve two purposes: to provide consumers with a basis on which to compare the fuel economy of different vehicles, and to provide consumers with a reasonable estimate of the range of fuel economy they can expect to achieve. While the estimates historically have been a a valuable tool for comparison shopping purposes, attention has been focused recently on how closely EPA estimates approximate consumers' real-world fuel economy experience.

Reference #:
A.2006.18 A
EPA Office:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office Suboffice:
Assessment and Standards Division
Office Division:
Office of Transportation and Air Quality
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Document Type:
Economic Impact Assessment
Document Status:
Not Reported

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