24 Jul '14, 12pm

Rising Gas Mileage Means Cars & Trucks Use Less Of U.S. Transportation Energy

By Stephen Edelstein 580 views Jul 24, 2014 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Traffic at the I-10 & I-405 interchange in Los Angeles, California (by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz) Enlarge Photo The efficiency of cars and trucks gets plenty of attention, but they compromise only one piece of the U.S. transportation puzzle. So how do light-duty vehicles compare to aircraft, trains, ships, and other modes of transportation? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, fuel-economy improvements mean cars and trucks will account for a smaller share of our total transportation energy use in the coming years. ALSO SEE: Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle Concept: Test Ride Light-duty vehicle energy consumption was 63 percent of the transportation-sector total in 2012, but is projected to drop to 51 percent by 2040, the administration's Annual Energy...

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