Stats About American Fuel Consumption

Check out these eight statistics about fuel.

| September/October 2003

Statistics from, an online publication of environmental news and humor, prove just how crazy we Americans are for cars.

214 million
Number of vehicles in the United States (Earth Policy Institute)

282 million
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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