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The project objectives are to:
* improve the DTLR's knowledge of how improvements in technology could affect the fuel consumption of new cars;
* examine all the potential technologies for improving fuel efficiency in diesel and petrol cars;
* examine the fuel efficiency improvement from each technology, its cost and when it is likely to be available;
* determine cost effectiveness in relation to fuel price and other costs;
* consider the compatibility of different technologies;
* outline how manufacturers intend to achieve the targets set out in the Voluntary Agreement; and
* consider the effects of possible changes in driving costs (such as changes to company car taxation).
The project is primarily aimed at developing the Vehicle Market Model (VMM) fuel consumption sub-model that would allow the DTLR to model more accurately the impact of various measures on the trends in fuel consumption of new cars. Such measures include changes in fuel duty and the voluntary agreement reached between the European Commission and motor manufacturers.
The project is designed to produce a scenario-driven computer model to forecast how various measures impact on the take up and speed of adoption of various fuel saving technologies in cars. It should be possible to distinguish between the incremental effects of different agreements or policies.
Transport Research Institute
Napier University, Redwood House, Edinburgh, EH10 5BR
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Cost to the Department: £54,000.00
Actual start date: 01 September 1999
Actual completion date: 31 December 2000
Modelling the Effects of Transport Policy Levers on National Fuel Consumption
Author: Transport Research Institute
Publication date: 01/12/2000
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