31 Mar '15, 11am

Miles Driven Are Rising, But Gas Consumption Continues To Fall

By Stephen Edelstein 13 views Mar 31, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Gas pump Enlarge Photo It may not be the most practical solution, but driving less generally seems like one of the most straightforward ways to save fuel. Now, two recent studies show that it sometimes isn't that simple. On the one hand, Americans are driving more. On the other, they are using less fuel while doing it. RELATED: More Efficient Cars, More Domestic Energy: It's Working (Despite Gas Prices) (Mar 2012) The first study, released by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT), shows that annual vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) surged in recent years. That recovery in miles traveled has largely tracked the recovery from the Great Recession of 2008 through 2011, during which VMT plummeted. The DoT data showed that Americans drove just over 3 trillion miles in 2014, the second-hig...

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