Figure 1 - Growth in the Number of Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

Figure 1 - Growth in the Number of Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

(Millions of vehicles)

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Year Passenger cars Light trucks
1970 89,243,557 14,210,591
1975 106,705,934 20,418,250
1980 121,600,843 27,875,934
1985 127,885,193 37,213,863
1990 133,700,496 48,274,555
1995 128,386,775 65,738,322
2000 133,600,000 79,700,000

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Summary to 1995, FHWA-PL-97-009 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table MV-201.

_____. Highway Statistics 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001).