Policy Pathways Brief - Improving the Fuel Economy of Road Vehicles

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Road vehicles typically account for three-quarters of transport energy use. Market-ready technologies for conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles can cost-effectively reduce the specific fuel consumption of new vehicles by half, providing significant benefits including lower costs and better air quality for consumers, improved industrial competitiveness and increased national energy security.The International Energy Agency has identified three critical factors to guide policy makers in realising the potential benefits from improving the fuel economy of road vehicles.