Posts Tagged ‘CAFE’

  • Price Elasticity, dynamic pricing and traffic congestion

    Unexpected Consequences From Fuel Economy

    Feb 19, 14 • 506 Views • No Comments

    Hoping to cut costs at the pump and buy less foreign oil, President Obama said in his 2014 State of the Union address that medium and heavy duty vehicles would be the next target. A part of the CAFE mandate that started with 1975 legislation, Corporate...  [read more]

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    Gas Tax or CAFE?

    Sep 22, 12 • 281 Views • 1 Comment

    The goal is energy conservation. But what is the best way? During the end of August, our newest fuel economy standards were announced. Now CAFE, our Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandate, is close to 29 miles per gallon. The goal is 35.5 for 2016 and 54.5...  [read more]

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    The Cafe Menu

    Aug 29, 12 • 236 Views • No Comments

    How will a 54.5 mpg CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) mandate affect us? We start with a mystery.  Because Minivans are big and heavy, they should be the source of a large proportion of all traffic fatalities in 2-car accidents. But they are not. Why?...  [read more]

  • Henry Ford's Model-T

    Ford Déjà Vu

    Aug 3, 12 • 231 Views • No Comments

    Responding to very different incentives, in 1908 and in 2012 Ford designed a lighter car. The first Model-T had a unique chassis. Made of a steel alloy that no other US car maker used, the Model-T was inexpensive, relatively powerful, sturdy and user...  [read more]