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 1999 2000 2001 2002
Vehicles registered (thousands)a 73,858 90,358 111,242 137,913 161,490 177,133 193,057 192,314 194,427 198,041 201,802 205,427 210,441 211,580 215,496 220,461 225,821 235,331 234,624
Vehicle-miles traveled (millions) 718,762 887,812 1,109,724 1,327,664 1,527,295 1,774,826 2,144,362 2,172,050 2,247,151 2,296,378 2,357,588 2,422,696 2,485,848 2,561,695 2,631,522 2,691,056 2,746,925 (R) 2,797,287 2,855,756
Fuel consumed (million gallons) 57,880 71,104 92,329 108,984 114,960 121,301 130,755 128,563 132,888 137,262 140,839 143,834 147,365 150,386 155,379 161,411 162,554 (R) 163,478 167,730
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 12.2 12.2 (R) 11.9 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 16.9 16.7 16.9 17.1 17.0
Average fuel consumed per vehicle (gallons) 784 787 830 790 712 685 677 669 683 693 698 700 700 711 721 732 720 (R) 695 715

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.

1995-2002: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1.