Cents (in chained 2000 dollars)
NOTES: Data are the cost per mile based on 15,000 miles per year and a composite of three current model American automobiles. Fuel costs are based on a late year average price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. To eliminate the effects of inflation over time, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics converted current dollars (see table 7-2b) to chained 2000 dollars.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations based on data in table 7-2b.