Accession Number:

ADA106833

Title:

Consumers Need More Reliable Automobile Fuel Economy Data.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-28

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Every new automobile sold in the United States has a label showing its tested fuel economy. In addition, all fuel economy test results are published annually to encourage the production and purchase of more fuel-efficient automobiles. Consumers are skeptical, however, because their on-road experience often falls far short of the tested mileage figures.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE