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 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Vehicles registered (thousands)a 73,858 90,358 111,242 137,913 161,490 177,133 193,057 205,427 210,441 211,580 215,496 220,461 225,821
Vehicle-miles traveled (millions) R718,762 R887,812 R1,109,724 R1,327,664 R1,527,295 R1,774,826 R2,144,362 R2,422,696 R2,485,848 2,561,695 R2,631,522 2,691,056 2,749,803
Fuel consumed (million gallons) 57,880 71,104 92,329 108,984 114,960 121,301 130,755 143,834 147,365 150,386 R155,379 161,411 162,260
Average miles traveled per vehicle (thousands) 9.7 9.8 10.0 9.6 9.5 10.0 11.1 11.8 11.8 12.1 12.2 12.2 12.2
Average miles traveled per gallon 12.4 12.5 12.0 12.2 13.3 14.6 16.4 16.8 16.9 17.0 R16.9 16.7 16.9
Average fuel consumed per vehicle (gallons) 784 787 830 790 712 685 677 700 700 711 R721 732 719

KEY: R = revised.

a Includes personal passenger vehicles, buses, and trucks.

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.

1995-2001: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1.