Are Americans Addicted to Trucks?

The theory that Americans are addicted to trucks is misleading. What factors contribute to a consumer's decision to purchase a specific vehicle?

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IMO 2020 Literature Review
A summary of more than 30 reports evaluating the impact of the International Maritime’s rule lowering marine sulfur limits to 0.5% mass/mass, effective January 1, 2020. The rule will affect the vehicle fuels market since refinery operations will have to change to meet the new marine fuel standard. Headlines have varied from the alarmist to the blasé, which is why the Fuels Institute undertook this literature review. By assessing the analysis from leading experts in the market, this report provides a more even-keel, objective overview of the potential market implications of the Rule.
Analysis of the Potential for Increasing Octane in the U.S. Fuel Supply
A white paper written by the Fuels Institute discussing findings from the Fuels Institute’s Octane report in the context of research done by Co-Optima, USCAR and evolving policy discussions relative to HOF. The analysis presented in this white paper is exclusively that of the Fuels Institute and does not reflect the opinion of any third party source of information.
Transitioning the U.S. Gasoline Pool to a Single High-Octane Fuel: A Baseline Analysis
This report presents an understanding of the options for and feasibility of transitioning the market to a national high-octane fuel (HOF) to enable more fuel-efficient vehicle technologies. The report assesses the scalability and cost of viable fuel formulations, regulatory implementation strategies and potential consumer acceptance of a new fuel. It is meant to provide an analytical framework and a set of baseline results to facilitate further analysis of the possible transition of the U.S. gasoline pool to a national HOF.
Market Reactions to Low Carbon Fuel Standard Programs
A comprehensive review of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) to provide insight into the success and challenges of the program. The report includes the LCFS program’s evolving regulatory adjustments and compliance strategies, impacts on fuel supply and prices, and its effects on market participants.
Read executive summary here.
2018 Case Competition: Fuel Retailing in 2040
Fuels Institute’s 2018 Case Competition submissions of the winning team, two semi-finalists and two honorable mentions.
Driving Vehicle Sales – Utility, Affordability and Efficiency
An analysis of vehicle sales by segment (truck, small car, SUV, etc.) and powertrain (gasoline, diesel, hybrid, electric) in relation to the volatility of fuel prices over the years. The report also compares how the purchase price and fuel efficiency of each vehicle affects consumer purchasing decisions. View infographic here