Table 4-9. Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption and Travel

Table 4-9. Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption and Travel

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Vehicles registered (thousands)a 73,858 90,358 111,242 137,913 161,490 177,133 193,057 192,314 194,427 198,041 201,802 205,427 210,441 211,580 215,496
Vehicle-miles traveled (millions) 719,000 888,000 1,110,000 1,328,000 1,527,000 1,775,000 2,144,000 2,172,000 2,247,000 2,296,000 2,358,000 2,423,000 2,486,000 R2,561,695 2,625,367
Fuel consumed (million gallons) 57,880 71,104 92,329 108,984 114,960 121,301 130,755 128,563 132,888 137,262 140,839 143,834 147,365 R150,386 154,884
Average miles traveled per vehicle (thousands) 9.7 9.8 10.0 9.6 9.5 10.0 11.1 11.3 11.6 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.8 12.1 12.2
Average miles traveled per gallon 12.4 12.5 12.0 12.2 13.3 14.6 16.4 16.9 16.9 16.7 16.7 16.8 16.9 17.0 17.0
Average fuel consumed per vehicle (gallons) 784 787 830 790 712 685 677 669 683 693 698 700 700 711 719

a Includes personal passenger vehicles, buses, and trucks.

KEY: R = revised.

NOTE: See tables 4-11, 4-12, 4-13, 4-14, and 4-15 for individual highway vehicles.

SOURCES: 1960-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Summary to 1995, FHWA-PL-97-009 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table VM-201A.

1995-98: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1.