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FOTW #1042, August 13, 2018: In 2017 Nearly 60% of All Vehicle Trips Were Less than Six Miles
Data collected on one-way household trips show that the majority (59.4%) of vehicle trips were less than six miles.
August 13, 2018
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FOTW #1041, August 6, 2018: Households Take Fewer Vehicle Trips in 2017
The average number of vehicle trips made by a household in a year’s time was 1,865 in 2017, an average of 5 household trips per day (one-way).
August 6, 2018
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FOTW #1040, July 30, 2018: Average Vehicle Occupancy Remains Unchanged From 2009 to 2017
According to the newly released 2017 National Household Travel Survey, the average light vehicle occupancy in 2017 was 1.67, unchanged from 2009.
July 30, 2018
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FOTW #1039, July 23, 2018: Transportation Expenditure Types Vary by Income Category
Households in the highest income category spent a smaller share on gasoline/motor oil and vehicle insurance than those in other income categories.
July 23, 2018
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FOTW #1038, July 16, 2018: Companies Now Offer Vehicle Subscription Services
There are a growing number of alternatives to buying or leasing a vehicle. The latest is a vehicle subscription.
July 16, 2018
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FOTW #1037, July 9, 2018: Model Year 2017 Vehicles Were More Fuel Efficient with Improved Horsepower and Acceleration
Light vehicle manufacturers have been able to employ advanced technologies to improve both performance and fuel economy.
July 9, 2018
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FOTW #1036, July 2, 2018: Transportation was Nearly 16% of Household Expenditures in 2016
An average household spent about $57,000 in 2016, with $9,000 of that on transportation (16%).
July 2, 2018
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FOTW #1035, June 25, 2018: Pennsylvania Has the Highest State Gasoline Taxes
In addition to the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gasoline tax, the states also tax gasoline at varying rates.
June 25, 2018
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FOTW #1034, June 18, 2018: Short-Haul Shipments of Gasoline Transported Primarily by Truck and Pipeline While Long-Haul Shipments Transpo...
The latest Freight Analysis Framework shows that modes used for the domestic movement of gasoline varies greatly by the shipment distance.
June 18, 2018
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FOTW #1033, June 11, 2018: Washington State Has the Greatest Fuel Cost Savings for an Electric Vehicle Versus a Gasoline Vehicle
The Department of Energy has developed a tool that shows the fuel cost of operating a vehicle on gasoline versus electricity for any give distance.
June 11, 2018
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Department of Energy Announces $19 Million for Advanced Battery and Electrification Research to Enable Extreme Fast Charging
Selected research projects are focused on developing electric vehicle systems that can recharge rapidly at high power levels.
April 30, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $12 Million in Early-Stage Research for Natural Gas Engines and Off-Road Fluid Power Systems
Funding would support cost-shared research projects focused on medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines, and advancing fluid power systems.
March 6, 2018
Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels: Breakthrough Research in Engine and Fuel Co-Optimization
DOE released two studies from the Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels initiative (Co-Optima).
February 15, 2018
New Initiatives Will Use Supercomputers to Improve Transportation Energy Efficiency
Did you know, the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories are home to 32 of the fastest supercomputers on Earth?
January 9, 2018