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 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Vehicles registered (thousands)a 73,858 90,358 111,242 137,913 161,490 177,133 193,057 192,314 194,427 198,041 201,802 205,427 210,441 211,580 215,496 220,461 225,821 235,331 234,624 236,760 237,243 (R) 247,421 241,194
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 3,495,576 3,616,439 3,695,662 3,794,170 3,898,951 4,000,585 4,122,648 4,235,024 4,330,835 4,420,747 4,501,797 4,595,495 4,651,728 4,771,364 (R) 4,811,021 4,850,749
Fuel consumed (million liters) 219,100 269,158 349,503 412,549 435,171 459,174 494,962 486,664 503,036 519,593 533,134 544,471 557,837 569,273 588,174 611,007 615,334 618,833 638,532 643,781 675,834 (R) 661,640 662,182
Average kilometers traveled per vehicle (thousands) 15.7 15.8 16.1 15.5 15.2 16.1 17.9 18.2 18.6 18.7 18.8 19.0 19.0 19.5 19.7 19.6 19.6 19.1 19.6 19.6 20.1 (R) 19 20
Average kilometers traveled per gallon 5.3 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.6 6.2 7.0 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.1 (R) 7.3 7.3
Average fuel consumed per vehicle (liters) 2,966 2,979 3,142 2,991 2,695 2,592 2,564 2,531 2,587 2,624 2,642 2,650 2,651 2,691 2,729 2,771 2,725 2,630 2,722 2,719 2,849 (R) 2,674 2,745

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.

1995-2006: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), tables MF-21, MV-1, and VM-1.