AVERAGE MOTOR VEHICLE MILES PER GALLON

AVERAGE MOTOR VEHICLE MILES PER GALLON

Average Motor Vehicle Miles Per Gallon (annual data)

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a Includes motorcycles through 1989.
2000 data are preliminary

Since 1979, the average fuel rate of passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles have had an upward trend. In the 1990s, the fuel rates reached a more stable trend, and are now better than a decade ago. In 2000, the fuel rate for passenger cars reached a historical high of 22 miles per gallon. The fuel rates for trucks have not changed significantly (The average fuel rate is calculated by dividing fuel consumption by mileage of a motor vehicle.).

Average Motor Vehicle Miles Per Gallon 1999 2000*
Passenger cars  21.4  22.0
Percent change from previous year -0.93  2.80
Vans, Pickup trucks, SUVs  17.0  17.5
Percent change from previous year -1.16  2.94
Trucks   6.0   5.8
Percent change from previous year -1.64 -3.33

* Preliminary estimates

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review. Available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer