U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #306: February 9, 2004
Vehicle Type Differences on Vehicle Miles Traveled
According to the 2001 National Household Travel Survey, household automobiles are driven an average of 10,548 miles per vehicle in a year. Vans and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are driven 20% more miles than automobiles, and pickups — 9% more miles. The average over all vehicle types is 10,942 miles.
Average Annual Miles per Vehicle by Vehicle Type, 2001
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Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2001 National Household Travel Survey, web site data query, January 2004.
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