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Driving and Maintenance Fuel Economy Tips

Thomas, J., S. Huff, B. West, and P. Chambon. 2017. "Fuel Consumption Sensitivity of Conventional and Hybrid Electric Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles to Driving Style." SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 10(3). https://doi.org/10.4271/2017-01-9379.

Pannone, G., B. Betz, M. Reale, and J. Thomas. 2017. "Decomposing Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Standards in the Energy Conversion Efficiency and Tractive Energy Domain." SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 10(1):202–216. https://doi.org/10.4271/2017-01-0897.

Thomas, J. 2016. "Vehicle Efficiency and Tractive Work: Rate of Change for the Past Decade and Accelerated Progress Required for U.S. Fuel Economy and CO2 Regulations." SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 9(1):290–305. https://doi.org/10.4271/2016-01-0909.

Thomas, J. H., S. Huff, L. Moore, and B. West. 2016. "Measurement of the Air Conditioning Pull-Down Period." ORNL/TM-2016/275. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Thomas, J., S. Huff, and B. West. 2014. "Fuel Economy and Emissions Effects of Low Tire Pressure, Open Windows, Roof Top and Hitch-Mounted Cargo, and Trailer." SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 7(2):862–872. https://doi.org/10.4271/2014-01-1614.

Thomas, J. 2014. "Drive Cycle Powertrain Efficiencies and Trends Derived from EPA Vehicle Dynamometer Results." SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 7(4):1374–1384. https://doi.org/10.4271/2014-01-2562.

Huff, S., B. West, and J. Thomas. 2013. "Effects of Air Conditioner Use on Real-World Fuel Economy." SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-0551. https://doi.org/10.4271/2013-01-0551.

Thomas, J., H. Hwang, B. West, and S. Huff. 2013. "Predicting Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy as a Function of Highway Speed." SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 6(2):859–875. https://doi.org/10.4271/2013-01-1113.

Thomas, J., B. West, and S. Huff. 2013. "Effect of Air Filter Condition on Diesel Vehicle Fuel Economy." SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-0311. https://doi.org/10.4271/2013-01-0311.

Thomas, J. H., S. Huff, and B. West. 2013. "ORNL researchers quantify the effect of increasing highway speed on fuel economy." ORNL/LTR-2013/29. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Thomas, J., B. West, and S. Huff. 2012. "Effect of Intake Air Filter Condition on Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles." SAE Technical Paper 2012-01-1717. https://doi.org/10.4271/2012-01-1717.

Norman, K., S. Huff, and B. West. 2009. "Effect of Intake Air Filter Condition on Vehicle Fuel Economy." ORNL/TM-2009/021. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Fuel Economy Standards and Policy Analysis

Liu, Changzheng and David Greene. 2014. "Vehicle Manufacturer Technology Adoption and Pricing Strategies under Fuel Economy/Emissions Standards and Feebates." The Energy Journal. 35. href="http://doi.org/10.5547/01956574.35.3.4.

Greene, D.L., D.H. Evans, and J. Hiestand. 2013. "Survey evidence on the willingness of U.S. consumers to pay for automotive fuel economy." Energy Policy 61:1539–1550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.05.050.

Greene, D.L. 2012. "Rebound Effects in Transportation, in The Need to Account for Consumer Behavior in Order to Develop Robust Energy Efficiency Policies." Edited by I.L. Axevedo, M. Sonnberger, B. Thomas, G. Morgan and O. Renn. International Risk Governance Council, Geneva, Switzerland.

Liu, C., D. Greene, and D. Bunch. 2012. "Fuel Economy and CO2 Emissions Standards, Manufacturer Pricing Strategies, and Feebates." In Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers.

Greene, David L. 2012. "Rebound 2007: Analysis of U.S. light-duty vehicle travel statistics." Energy Policy 41(C):14–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2010.03.083.

Liu, C., E.C.Cooke, D.L.Greene, and D.S.Bunch. 2011. "Feebates and Fuel Economy Standards: Impacts on Fuel Use in Light-Duty Vehicles and Greenhouse Gas Emissions." Transportation Research Record 2252(1):23–30. https://doi.org/10.3141/2252-04.

Greene, David. 2010. "Uncertainty, loss aversion, and markets for energy efficiency." Energy Economics 33:608–616. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2010.08.009.

Rubin, J., P.N. Leiby, and D.L. Greene. 2009. "Tradable Fuel Economy Credits: Competition and Oligopoly." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 58(3):315–328. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2009.05.002.

Greene, D.L. 2009. "Feebates, Footprints and Highway Safety." Transportation Research Part D 14:3757–384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2009.01.002.

Greene, D.L., J. German, and M.A. Delucchi. 2008. "Fuel Economy: The Case for Market Failure." In Reducing Climate Impacts in the Transportation Sector. Edited by J. Cannon and D. Sperling. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 181–205. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6979-6_11.

Ahmad, S. and D.L. Greene. 2005. "The Effect of Fuel Economy on Automobile Safety: A Reexamination." Transportation Research Record 1941:1–7. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198105194100101.

Greene, D.L., P.D. Patterson, M. Singh, and J. Li. 2005. "Feebates, Rebates and Gas-Guzzler Taxes: A Study of Incentives for Increased Fuel Economy." Energy Policy 33(6):721–827. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2003.10.003.

Greene, D.L. and J. Hopson. 2003. "An Analysis of Alternative Forms of Automotive Fuel Economy Standards for the United States." Transportation Research Record 1842:20–28. https://doi.org/10.3141/1842-03.

Greene, D.L. and J.M. DeCicco. 2000. "Engineering-Economic Analyses of Automotive Fuel Economy Potential in the United States." Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 25:477–536. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.energy.25.1.477.

Greene, D.L., James Kahn, and Robert Gibson. 1999. "Fuel Economy Rebound Effect for U.S. Household Vehicles." The Energy Journal 20:1–31. 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol20-No3-1. https://www.jstor.org/stable/41322836.

Analysis of Fueleconomy.gov User-Submitted MPG Data

Greene, D.L., A. Khattak, J. Liu, X. Wang, J. Hopson, and R. Goeltz. 2017. "What is the evidence concerning the gap between on-road and Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy ratings?" Transportation Policy 53:146–160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.10.002.

Greene, D.L., J. Liu, A. Khattak, Behram Wali, J. Hopson, and R. Goeltz. 2017. "How does on-road fuel economy vary with vehicle cumulative mileage and daily use?" Transportation Research Part D - Transport and Environment 55:142–161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2017.06.004.

Lin, Z., and D.L. Greene. 2011. "Predicting Individual Fuel Economy." SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 4(1):84–95. https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-0618.

Greene, D.L., R. Goeltz, J. Hopson, and Elzbieta Tworek. 2006. "Analysis of In-Use Fuel Economy Shortfall by Means of Voluntarily Reported Fuel Economy Estimates." Transportation Research Record 1983(1):99–105. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198106198300114.

Plug-in Vehicles

Lin, Z., J. Dong, C. Liu, and D.L. Greene. 2012. "Estimation of Energy Use by Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Validating Gamma Distribution for Representing Random Daily Driving Distance." Transportation Research Record 2287(1):37–43. https://doi.org/10.3141/2287-05.

Lin, Z., and D.L. Greene. 2011. "Assessing Energy Impact of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Significance of Daily Distance Variation over Time and Among Drivers." Transportation Research Record 2252(1):99–106. https://doi.org/10.3141/2252-13.

E85

Sluder, S., and B. West. 2013. "Preliminary Examination of Ethanol Fuel Effects on EPA's R-factor for Vehicle Fuel Economy." ORNL/TM-2013/198. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Greene, D.L. 2008. "Vehicles and E85 Stations Needed to Achieve Ethanol Goals." Transportation Research Record 2058(1):172–178. https://doi.org/10.3141/2058-21.

Energy Policy and Oil Dependence

Richter Burton, David Goldston, George Crabtree, Leon Glicksman, David Goldstein, David Greene, Daniel Kammen, M. Levine, M. Lubell, Maxine Savitz, Daniel Sperling, and Fred Schlachter. 2008. "How America can look within to achieve energy security and reduce global warming." Reviews of Modern Physics 80(4). https://doi.org/10.1103/RevModPhys.80.S1.

Greene, David and J. Hopson. 2003. "An Analysis of Alternative Forms of Automotive Fuel Economy Standards for the United States." Transportation Research Record 1842:20–28, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, 2003. https://doi.org/10.3141/1842-03.

Greene, David and J.M. DeCicco. 2000. "Engineering-Economic Analyses of Automotive Fuel Economy Potential in the United States." Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 25:477–536. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.energy.25.1.477.

Greening, L.A., D.L. Greene, and C. Difiglio. 2000. "Energy Efficiency and Consumption-The Rebound Effect-A Survey." Energy Policy 28:389–401. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0301-4215(00)00021-5.

National Research Council Reports

National Research Council. 2011. Assessment of Fuel Economy Technologies for Light-Duty Vehicles. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12924.

Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2002. Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards. Washington, DC: The National Academy Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10172.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Kahn, Ribeiro, S., S. Kobayashi, M. Beuthe, J. Gasca, D. Greene, D. S. Lee, Y. Muromachi, P. J. Newton, S. Plotkin, D. Sperling, R. Wit, P. J. Zhou. 2007. "Transport and its infrastructure." In Climate Change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, edited by B. Metz, O.R. Davidson, P.R. Bosch, R. Dave, and L.A. Meyer, 323–386. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.

Congressional Testimony

Greene, David L. 2012. "Testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources." Hearing on Natural Gas and Transportation, July 24, 2012.

Greene, David L. 2009. "Technology-Neutral Incentives for Energy Efficient Low Greenhouse Gas Emitting Vehicles." Testimony to the Finance Committee, United States Senate, April 23, 2009.

Greene, David L. 2008. "Near-Term Options to Increase Fuel Economy and Reduce Petroleum Demand." Testimony to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, July 23, 2008.

Greene, David L. 2008. "Facing the Challenges of Oil Dependence and Climate Change: What Will It Take?" Testimony to the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, February 14, 2008.

Greene, David L. 2007. "Policies to Increase Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy." Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, January 30, 2007.

Greene, David L. 2007. "Is Cap-and-Trade a Sufficient Carbon Policy for Transportation?" Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, November 13, 2007, Washington, DC.

Greene, David L. 2007. "Energy Challenges for Transportation in the 21st Century." Testimony to the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, March 19, 2007, Washington, DC.

Greene, David L. 2007. "Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards." Testimony to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, March 6, 2007, Washington, DC.

Greene, David L. 2007. "Policies to Increase Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy." Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, January 30, 2007, Washington, DC.

Greene, David L., 2006. "Observations on the H-Prize Act of 2006 (H.R. 5143)." Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, April 27, 2006, Washington, DC.

Greene, David L. 2005. "Improving the Nation's Energy Security: Can Cars and Trucks be Made More Fuel Efficient?" Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, February 9, 2005, Serial No. 109-3, U.S.G.P.O, Washington, DC.

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