TABLE 1-2-4 - Energy Intensity by Passenger Mode: 1995-2006

TABLE 1-2-4 - Energy Intensity by Passenger Mode: 1995-2006

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Btu per passenger-mile

  Passenger cars Light-duty trucks Transit buses Aircraft (domestic) Amtrak
1995 3,721 4,538 4,155 4,382 1,838
1996 3,688 4,541 4,196 4,183 2,153
1997 3,657 4,564 4,228 4,166 2,200
1998 3,637 4,569 4,133 4,123 2,138
1999 3,672 4,612 4,044 4,049 2,107
2000 3,589 4,509 4,147 3,883 2,134
2001 3,597 3,985 3,698 3,890 2,100
2002 3,600 4,121 3,550 3,596 U
2003 3,570 4,452 3,514 3,496 U
2004 3,509 4,452 3,572 3,410 U
2005 3,585 4,077 3,393 3,222 U
2006 3,525 4,016 3,262 3,098 U

KEY: Btu = British thermal unit, U = Data are unavailable.

SOURCES: Aircraft: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Passenger cars and Light-duty trucks: Federal Highway Administration, Transit buses: American Public Transportation Association, Amtrak: Amtrak as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 4-20, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of October 2008.