Abstract:The global focus on fuel economy is driven by high fuel prices and the desire to reduce pollution from automotive emissions. This is reflected in continued worldwide legislated decreases in fleet average fuel consumption per mile as well as in greenhouse gas emissions per driven mile. In Brazil, the Inovar-Auto program requires automakers to improve their corporate average vehicle efficiency for new light duty vehicles (LDV) by about 12% from 2012 levels by October 2017 to qualify for significant tax breaks. T… Show more
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