Technology and policy drivers of the fuel economy of new light-duty vehicles

This report investigates the development of fuel consumption and other light-duty vehicle (LDV) characteristics (vehicle dimensions, weight, and technical parameters such as fuel type, engine power and displacement) for new vehicle registrations from 2005 to 2013 for more than 20 countries. This analysis provides insights on the drivers that influenced this evolution, accounting in particular for the influence of the policy context (e.g. the presence of fuel economy regulations, vehicle and fuel taxation schemes) and average national income level.