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Great care should be taken when comparing modal energy intensity data among modes. Because of the inherent differences among the transportation modes in the nature of services, routes available, and many additional factors, it is not possible to obtain truly comparable national energy intensities among modes. These values are averages, and there is a great deal of variability even within a mode.

 

 

Table 2.11 Energy Intensities of Highway Passenger Modes, 1970-2003

 

 

Source:

See Appendix A for Highway Passenger Mode Energy Intensities.

 

 

a All two-axle, four-tire trucks.

b Series not continuous between 1983 and 1984 because of a change in data source by the American Public Transit Association (APTA).

c 2001 data are not yet available.

 

 

Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 25-2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buses

 

Cars

Light truck (a )

Transit (b )

Intercity

Year

(Btu per

vehicle-mile)

(Btu per

passenger-  mile)

(Btu per

 vehicle-mile)

(Btu per

vehicle-mile)

(Btu per

passenger-mile)

(Btu per

passenger-mile)

1970

9,250

4,868

12,479

31,796

2,472

1,674

1975

8,993

4,733

11,879

33,748

2,814

988

1976

9,113

4,796

11,523

34,598

2,896

1,007

1977

8,950

4,710

11,160

35,120

2,889

970

1978

8,839

4,693

10,807

36,603

2,883

976

1979

8,647

4,632

10,467

36,597

2,795

1,028

1980

7,916

4,279

10,224

36,553

2,813

1,082

1981

7,670

4,184

9,997

37,745

3,027

1,051

1982

7,465

4,109

9,268

38,766

3,237

1,172

1983

7,365

4,092

9,124

37,962

3,177

1,286

1984

7,202

4,066

8,931

38,705

3,307

954

1985

7,164

4,110

8,730

38,876

3,423

964

1986

7,194

4,197

8,560

37,889

3,545

870

1987

6,959

4,128

8,359

36,247

3,594

940

1988

6,683

4,033

8,119

36,673

3,706

963

1989

6,589

4,046

7,746

36,754

3,732

964

1990

6,169

3,856

7,746

37,374

3,794

962

1991

5,912

3,695

7,351

37,732

3,877

963

1992

5,956

3,723

7,239

40,243

4,310

964

1993

6,087

3,804

7,182

39,043

4,262

962

1994

6,024

3,765

7,212

37,313

4,268

964

1995

5,902

3,689

7,208

37,277

4,310

964

1996

5,874

3,683

7,247

37,450

4,340

963

1997

5,797

3,646

7,251

38,832

4,431

963

1998

5,767

3,638

7,258

41,182

4,387

963

1999

5,821

3,684

7,324

40,460

4,332

964

2000

5,687

3,611

7,154

41,548

4,515

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2001

5,626

3,583

7,074

38,341

4,125

 

2002

5,662

3,607

7,117

37,492

4,127

c

2003

5,572

3,549

7,004

36,628

4,160

c

 

 

Average annual percentage change

 

 

1970-2003

-1.5%

-1.0%

-1.7%

0.4%

1.6%

c

1993-2003

-0.9%

-0.7%

-0.3%

-0.6%

-0.2%

c

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