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

Table 4-12M: 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 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2,004 2005
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 71,330 75,356 79,085 84,188 85,011 87,187 91,845 95,337
Vehicle-kilometers traveled (millions) 197,949 323,478 468,319 629,254 925,373 1,044,464 1,137,806 1,200,571 1,231,148 1,271,382 1,314,094 1,369,132 1,397,353 1,450,054 1,485,519 1,517,945 1,554,681 1,583,746 (R) 1,653,060 1,705,245
Fuel consumed (million liters) 46,610 72,229 90,078 103,580 134,802 144,667 154,933 162,209 166,982 172,634 179,255 186,953 191,020 200,093 200,395 202,602 209,031 229,994 (R) 240,060 247,639
Average kilometers traveled per vehicle (thousands) 13.9 15.8 16.8 16.9 19.2 19.7 19.9 20.0 19.6 19.3 19.0 19.5 19.6 19.2 18.8 11.2 18.3 18.2 18.0 17.9
Average kilometers traveled per gallon 4.2 4.5 5.2 6.1 6.9 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.4 7.5 7.4 6.9 6.9 6.9
Average fuel consumed per vehicle (liters) 3,280 3,537 3,231 2,783 2,792 2,728 2,714 2,704 2,655 2,626 2,593 2,662 2,678 2,655 2,534 636 2,459 2,638 2,614 2,598

KEY: R = revised.

NOTE

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 1995, FHWA-PL-97-009 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table VM-201A.

1995-2005: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1.