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#1111, December 9, 2019, Annual Petroleum Production in the United States More Than Doubled from 2008 to 2018

1110Average Annual Gasoline Taxes Paid per Vehicle, by State, 2019December 2, 2019
1109All-Electric Vehicles Have the Lowest Estimated Annual Fuel Cost of All Light-Duty VehiclesNovember 25, 2019
1108Fuel Economy Guide Shows the Number of Conventional Gasoline Vehicle Models Achieving 45 Miles per Gallon or Greater is IncreasingNovember 18, 2019
1107Changes in Vehicle Miles Traveled Often Mirror Gasoline Price ChangesNovember 11, 2019
1106In the Last Two Months of 2018, U.S. Monthly Sales of All-Electric Vehicles Outpaced Both Plug-in Hybrids and Conventional HybridsNovember 4, 2019
1105Transportation Accounted for 8.8% of all U.S. Gross Domestic Product in 2017October 28, 2019
1104Eighty-Four Million Shared Bike and Scooter Trips in U.S. in 2018October 21, 2019
1103Diesel Averaged 44 Cents More per Gallon than Regular Gasoline in 2018October 14, 2019
1102Twenty-Nine States and the District of Columbia Currently Have Laws to Reduce the Engine Idle Time of Motor Vehicles Within the StateOctober 7, 2019
1101Medium/Heavy Trucks Were 4% of the Vehicle Population but Accounted for 26% of Fuel Use in 2017September 30, 2019
1100The United States Had Nearly 20% of World Automotive Lithium-ion Battery Manufacturing Capacity in 2016September 23, 2019
1099Australia, Chile, and Argentina produced 91% of the World’s LithiumSeptember 16, 2019
1098More Than Half of Transit Buses in the U.S. Were Powered by Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technologies in 2018September 9, 2019
1097Manufacturing Accounted for 40% of Employment in the Motor Vehicles and Component Parts Sector in 2018September 3, 2019
1096Employment Grew by 3% for the Motor Vehicles and Component Parts Sector from 2017 to 2018August 26, 2019
1095The Average Age of Light-Duty Vehicles Has Increased to 11.8 YearsAugust 19, 2019
1094The Transportation Sector Consumes More Petroleum than All Other Sectors CombinedAugust 12, 2019
1093For Model Year 2018, Electric-Drive Vehicle Models Were Available in Nine Different Size ClassesAugust 5, 2019
1092More Than Half of All Children Typically Travel to School via Private VehicleJuly 29, 2019
1091The Rise in Prices for Used Vehicles Outpaced That of New VehiclesJuly 22, 2019
1090Used Vehicle Sales Are More Than Double the Number of New Vehicle SalesJuly 15, 2019
1089There are More Than 68,800 Electric Vehicle Charging Units in the United StatesJuly 8, 2019
1088Transit Rail Ridership Was 64% Higher in 2018 than in 1990July 1, 2019
1087Non-Hybrid Stop/Start Systems Were Installed on 35.7% of All Light-Duty Trucks Produced in Model Year 2018June 24, 2019
1086Seventy-five Percent of Plug-in Vehicles Sold in the United States in 2018 Were Made in the United StatesJune 17, 2019
1085The Average Annual Gasoline Price in 2018 Was $2.74June 10, 2019
1084Since 2013 U.S. Crude Oil Imports Have Been Less Than 10.2 Million Barrels Per DayJune 3, 2019
1083Growth in Vehicle-miles of Travel and Number of Vehicles Outpaces Population GrowthMay 27, 2019
1082In 2018, 27% of New Light-Duty Vehicles Had Fuel Economies Over 30 Miles per GallonMay 20, 2019
1081Plug-in Vehicles in the United States Displaced 323 Million Gallons of Gasoline in 2018May 13, 2019
1080U.S. Plug-in Vehicles Consumed Nearly Three Terawatt-hours of Electricity in 2018May 6, 2019
1079More Than 1 Million Plug-in Vehicles Were Sold in China in 2018April 29, 2019
1078Model Year 2018 Vehicles Have Record High Fuel Economy with Improved Horsepower and AccelerationApril 22, 2019
1077Of Emerging Fuel Saving Technologies, Gasoline Direct Injection Was the Most Widely Adopted in 2018April 15, 2019
1076Most New Light-Duty Vehicles Have Transmissions with at Least Six SpeedsApril 8, 2019
1075Most Common Maximum Speed Limit for Trucks in 2017 Was 70 Miles per HourApril 1, 2019
1074Gasoline Taxes in the United States Are a Small Share of Gasoline Cost Compared to Other CountriesMarch 25, 2019
1073Crude Oil Cost Accounted for 50% of Gasoline Price in 2017March 18, 2019
1072Light-Duty Vehicles Accounted for the Majority of Transportation Energy ConsumptionMarch 11, 2019
1071Improvements in Fuel Economy for Low-MPG Vehicles Yield the Greatest SavingsMarch 4, 2109
1070Forty-One Models of Light-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles Were Available in Model Year 2018February 25, 2019
1069Most Valuable Commodities Shipped: Motor Vehicles and Parts were Second Only to Mixed Freight in 2017February 18, 2019
1068The 2017 Commodity Flow Survey Shows Freight Movement in the United States of 12.5 Billion Tons Valued at $14.4 TrillionFebruary 11, 2019
1067Annual Light-Duty Vehicle Sales for 2018 Totaled 17.2 MillionFebruary 4, 2019
1066The Travel Density of Urban Interstates was 2.5 Times Higher than Rural Interstates in 2016January 28, 2019
1065Only 26% of 16-year-olds were Licensed Drivers in 2016January 21, 2019
1064Median All-Electric Vehicle Range Grew from 73 Miles in Model Year 2011 to 125 Miles in Model Year 2018January 14, 2018
1063The United States Exported 1.68 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas to Mexico in 2017January 7, 2019