|Variable costs||Fixed costs||Total costs|
NOTE: Data are the cost per mile based on 15,000 miles per year and a composite of three current model American automobiles. Variable costs include fuel, maintenance, and tires. Fuel costs are based on a late year average price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. Fixed costs (ownership costs) include insurance, license, registration, taxes, depreciation, and finance charges.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) calculations based on USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics 2006, table 3-14, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of June 2006.