Table 4-12. Other 2-Axle 4-Tire Vehicle Fuel Consumption and Travel

Table 4-12. Other 2-Axle 4-Tire Vehicle Fuel Consumption and Travel

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  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Number registered (thousands) 14,211 20,418 27,876 37,214 48,275 53,033 57,091 59,994 62,904 65,738 69,134 70,224 71,818
Vehicle-miles traveled (millions) 123,000 201,000 291,000 391,000 575,000 649,000 707,000 746,000 765,000 790,000 817,000 850,000 866,228
Fuel consumed (million gallons) 12,313 19,081 23,796 27,363 35,611 38,217 40,929 42,851 44,112 45,605 47,354 49,370 50,579
Average miles traveled per vehicle (thousands) 8.7 9.8 10.4 10.5 11.9 12.2 12.4 12.4 12.2 12.0 11.8 12.1 12.1
Average miles traveled per gallon 10.0 10.5 12.2 14.3 16.1 17.0 17.3 17.4 17.3 17.3 17.2 17.2 17.1
Average fuel consumed per vehicle (gallons) 866 934 854 735 738 721 717 714 701 694 685 703 704

NOTES: Nearly all vehicles in this category are light trucks, which include vans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. In 1995, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration revised its vehicle categories beginning with 1993 data. They are passenger car, other 2-axle 4-tire vehicle, single-unit 2-axle 6-tire or more truck, and combination truck. Prior to 1993, some minivans and sport utility vehicles were included under the passenger car category.

SOURCES: 1970-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway  Statistics Summary to 1999, FHWA-PL-97-009 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table VM-201A. 1995-98: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1.