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 2006 2007
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 87,187 95,337 99,125 101,470
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 1,675,409 (R) 1,742,099 1,788,428
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 (R) 222,843 (R) 229,719 233,997
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 (R) 18.0 17.6 17.6 17.6
Average kilometers traveled per liter 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 7.5 7.6 7.6
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 (R) 2,614 2,337 2,317 2,306

KEY: R = revised.

NOTES:
Nearly all vehicles in this category are light trucks, which include vans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles.1 Gallon = 3.78541178 Litres and 1 mile = 1.609344 kilometers.

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, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.cfm as of April 16, 2009.
1995-2007: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.cfm as of April 16, 2009.