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Figure 7-7 Vehicle-Miles of Travel and Fuel Use by Personal Vehicles: 1965-2013

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Graphic Version | Excel

Millions

  Vehicle Travel (miles) Fuel Consumption (gallons)
1965 856,147 64,446
1966 868,894 64,413
1967 904,786 67,079
1968 953,164 71,608
1969 996,716 76,258
1970 1,042,965 80,193
1971 1,107,807 84,903
1972 1,182,318 91,174
1973 1,228,008 95,165
1974 1,195,453 90,995
1975 1,240,279 93,333
1976 1,310,052 99,245
1977 1,366,183 101,570
1978 1,433,080 104,958
1979 1,414,182 101,206
1980 1,412,745 93,982
1981 1,440,365 93,023
1982 1,477,764 92,016
1983 1,531,457 94,442
1984 1,593,833 96,443
1985 1,646,845 99,063
1986 1,703,480 102,436
1987 1,782,358 104,096
1988 1,882,502 106,199
1989 1,948,067 107,391
1990 1,992,600 105,370
1991 2,016,200 102,718
1992 2,088,600 106,556
1993 2,130,900 110,097
1994 2,181,200 112,191
1995 2,237,800 113,873
1996 2,296,314 116,773
1997 2,363,376 119,482
1998 2,428,135 122,363
1999 2,480,706 126,354
2000 2,533,815 126,213
2001 2,581,178 127,274
2002 2,634,060 130,882
2003 2,665,750 136,404
2004 2,737,176 139,021
2005 2,759,926 136,476
2006 2,785,074 135,915
2007 2,712,430 126,962
2008 2,651,024 121,004
2009 2,654,070 121,850
2010 2,666,969 123,466
2011 2,669,000 124,120
2012 2,685,445 124,124
2013 2,698,138 124,237

NOTES: Includes passenger cars, light trucks and motorcycles for year 1965. The definition of light-duty vehicle was changed after 2006, affecting the vehicle types included in the personal vehicle category.

SOURCES: Vehicle-Miles of Travel: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (multiple years), Vehicle-miles of travel tables, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of June 2015. Fuel Consumption: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (multiple years); Motor-Fuel Use table, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of June 2015.