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GCC: DOE: light-duty vehicles accounted for 58.5% of transportation energy consumption in US in 2016

Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:01 pm

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/03/20190312-fotw.html

In 2016, light-duty vehicles accounted for 58.5% of transportation energy use while medium/heavy-duty trucks and buses accounted for 23.9%, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Air transportation was the only other mode accounting for more than 5% of transportation energy use.

The majority of fuel used in transportation was gasoline and diesel fuel, used not only for highway vehicles but also in rail, water and air modes.

There's a graph. Air transport was 8.2%, water 4.4%, rail 2.0%, and pipelines 3.0%.
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Re: GCC: DOE: light-duty vehicles accounted for 58.5% of transportation energy consumption in US in 2016

Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:53 am

So keep encouraging people to buy plug in vehicles, keep electricity cheap and leave air travel alone.
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