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In 2008, the latest available year, Americans drove 2.6 trillion miles, which was up from a mere 1 trillion in 1970. There were only 200 million Americans in 1970, and still represents a pretty big increase in driving — more than double the total miles (without even including big trucks, buses or motorcycles). Per capita, we went from 9,989 average annual miles to 11,788. In that same time period, the amount of fuel used increased, though not as much as you’d expect — cars are now incredibly more fuel-efficient than the big gas guzzlers of 1970. You should see the declines in V-8 engines (while four-bangers are on the rise)! We used 67 billion gallons of fuel in 1970, and 71 billion in 2009. Average annual fuel use per capita fell from 737 gallons to 522 (2008). The key to understanding those numbers is explained by that svelte number at right — the 2011 Prius and its 50 mpg combined fuel economy. In that same time period, the amount of fuel used increased, though not as much as you’d expect — cars are now incredibly more fuel-efficient than the big gas guzzlers of 1970. You should see the declines in V-8 engines (while four-bangers are on the rise)! We used 67 billion gallons of fuel in 1970, and 71 billion in 2009. Average annual fuel use per capita fell from 737 gallons to 522 (2008). The key to understanding those numbers is explained by that svelte number at right — the 2011 Prius and its 50 mpg combined fuel economy. In that same time period, the amount of fuel used increased, though not as much as you’d expect — cars are now incredibly more fuel-efficient than the big gas guzzlers of 1970. You should see the declines in V-8 engines (while four-bangers are on the rise)! We used 67 billion gallons of fuel in 1970, and 71 billion in 2009. Average annual fuel use per capita fell from 737 gallons to 522 (2008). The key to understanding those numbers is explained by that svelte number at right — the 2011 Prius and its 50 mpg combined fuel economy. In that same time period, the amount of fuel used increased, though not as much as you’d expect — cars are now incredibly more fuel-efficient than the big gas guzzlers of 1970. You should see the declines in V-8 engines (while four-bangers are on the rise)! We used 67 billion gallons of fuel in 1970, and 71 billion in 2009. Average annual fuel use per capita fell from 737 gallons to 522 (2008). The key to understanding those numbers is explained by that svelte number at right — the 2011 Prius and its 50 mpg combined fuel economy.
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