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.

Consumers and Diesel: Potential Conflict Between Fuel Economy and Cost

A new consumer study examines consumer preferences toward diesel fuel and finds that while all consumers seek economic benefits, different consumer segments value different economic factors, and that these different needs all must be addressed in communicating diesel fuel's cost benefits.

Date: October 01, 2014

Consumers and Alternative Fuels: Economics Are Top of Mind

An analysis of what consumer are looking for when purchasing a vehicle and how they feel about alternative powertrains and fuels.

Date: April 01, 2014

Tomorrow's Vehicles? What will we drive in 2023?

Innovation in the vehicles market is moving forward at a very rapid pace, but is that pace fundamentally changing the future composition of the fuels market? According to market forecasts completed for the Fuels Institute by Navigant Research, the answer is “yes,” but only to a limited degree. Within the next 10 years, alternative fuel drivetrains will gain market share. However, traditional petroleum-powered internal combustion engines will continue to dominate.

Date: November 01, 2013