Mind the Gap: The Vicious Circle of Measuring Automobile Fuel Use

Maria Figueroa, L. Schipper (main author), L. Price, M. Espey

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    Udgivelsesdato: December
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftEnergy Policy
    Vol/bind21
    Udgave nummer12
    Sider (fra-til)1173-1190
    Antal sider17
    ISSN0301-4215
    StatusUdgivet - 1993

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    Figueroa, M., author), L. S. ., Price, L., & Espey, M. (1993). Mind the Gap: The Vicious Circle of Measuring Automobile Fuel Use. Energy Policy, 21(12), 1173-1190.
    Figueroa, Maria ; author), L. Schipper (main ; Price, L. ; Espey, M. / Mind the Gap: The Vicious Circle of Measuring Automobile Fuel Use. I: Energy Policy. 1993 ; Bind 21, Nr. 12. s. 1173-1190.
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    Figueroa, M, author), LS, Price, L & Espey, M 1993, 'Mind the Gap: The Vicious Circle of Measuring Automobile Fuel Use', Energy Policy, bind 21, nr. 12, s. 1173-1190.

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