Statistics from GristMagazine.com, an online publication of environmental news and humor, prove just how crazy we Americans are for cars.
Number of vehicles in the United States (Earth Policy Institute)
Number of people in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau)
Miles driven by the average person in 1995 (Department of Transportation)
Circumference of the earth in miles
Portion of the average United States household budget devoted to transportation (Surface Transportation Policy Project)
Average fuel economy, in miles per gallon, of SUVs and pickup trucks
Average fuel economy, in miles per gallon, of hybrid electric cars
Estimated amount the average urban motorist loses annually in wasted fuel and time sitting in traffic (Texas Transportation Institute)
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