TABLE 5-8 - Energy Intensity by Passenger Mode: 2004-2008

TABLE 5-8 - Energy Intensity by Passenger Mode: 2004-2008

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Btu per passenger-mile

  Passenger cars Light-duty trucks Transit buses Aircraft (domestic) Amtrak
2004 3,509 4,452 3,240 3,410 2,068
2005 3,585 4,077 2,685 3,232 2,025
2006 3,510 4,042 2,882 3,142 1,948
2007 3,518 4,008 2,771 3,040 1,824
2008 3,501 3,980 2,656 2,931 1,745

KEY: Btu = British thermal unit.

NOTE: Light-duty trucks are defined by the source as "Other 2-axle 4-tire vehicles" and are less than 6,000 lbs gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).

SOURCES: Aircraft: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Passenger cars and Light-duty trucks: Federal Highway Administration; Transit buses: Federal Transit Administration; Amtrak: National Railroad Passenger Corporation (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 April 2010.