Table 4-9M: Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption and Travel

Table 4-9M: 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-kilometers traveled (millions) 1,156,735 1,428,795 1,785,928 2,136,668 2,457,943 2,856,306 3,451,016 3,898,951 4,000,585 4,122,648 4,235,024 4,330,835 4,425,379
Fuel consumed (million liters) 219,100 269,158 349,503 412,549 435,171 459,174 494,962 544,471 557,837 569,273 588,174 611,007 614,221
Average kilometers traveled per vehicle (thousands) 15.6 15.8 16.1 15.4 15.3 16.1 17.9 19.0 19.0 19.5 19.6 31.6 31.5
Average kilometers traveled per liter 5.3 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.7 6.2 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.0 3.0 3.1
Average fuel consumed per vehicle (liters) 2,968 2,979 3,142 2,990 2,695 2,593 2,563 2,650 2,650 2,691 2,691 2,771 2,720

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.

1.609344 kilometers = 1 mile.

3.785412 liters = 1 gallon.

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.