Research

All research publications of the Fuels Institute will represent the work product of the Fuels Institute alone, and will not be presented as reflecting the individual positions of any member of the Board of Advisors, the associated Task Group, or any organization helping to fund the research.

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.

Date: July 30, 2018

The Case of E15

A comprehensive assessment, presented as individual case studies, of retailer experiences selling E15, including the decision process, requirements to sell E15, equipment configurations, marketing strategy and consumer response.

Date: February 01, 2018

Consumers and Alternative Fuels 2017

This report is based upon an annual consumer survey exploring the attributes most important to consumers when buying a new vehicle, including the importance of alternative powertrains such as electric and diesel powered vehicles. 

Date: December 08, 2017

Global Initiatives: Assessing Current & Future Global Initiatives on Fuels & Vehicles

Our latest report, Global Initiatives, discusses and compares the current and future governmental regulations affecting the fuels and vehicles market.

Date: November 17, 2017

2017 Case Competition: Introducing a New Transportation Energy System

Fuels Institute's 2017 Case Competition submissions of the winning team, two semi-finalists, and two honorable mentions.

Date: August 11, 2017

Tomorrow's Vehicles

"Tomorrow's Vehicles" is a series of three reports forecasting the market shares of the vehicles expected to be sold and driven in the United States and Canada through the year 2025, the current target date of federal fuel efficiency standards.

Date: June 17, 2017

New Technology Adoption Curves - A Case Study on Delivering E25-Capable Vehicles to Market

Our latest report - a case study exploring the time it would take a new technology to reach 20% vehicle market share (the percentage of market penetration we believe sufficient to satisfy consumer demand).

Date: June 13, 2017

Urbanization - The Effect of Urban Development on U.S. Vehicle Travel And Fuel Demand

An evaluation of more than 100 years of urban development in the U.S. from the perspective of individual mobility.

Date: May 22, 2017

Retailing E85: An Analysis of Market Performance, July 2014-August 2015

Analysis of the E85 retail market over a 13-month period from 620 E85 retail locations.

Date: March 23, 2017

2016 Fuels Institute Case Competition - Future of Transportation

University case competition featuring the complete submissions by students from UC Berkeley, Duke, Morgan State, Clemson and University of Colorado at Boulder.

Date: June 19, 2016