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Vehicle Registrations, Fuel Consumption, and Vehicle Miles of Travel as Indices Line graph

Year Vehicle Miles of Travel Motor Fuel Consumption Vehicle Registrations Gallons per Vehicle
1960 0.37 0.45 0.41 1.1
  0.38 0.47 0.42 1.1
  0.4 0.48 0.44 1.09
1963 0.42 0.51 0.46 1.09
  0.44 0.53 0.48 1.1
  0.46 0.56 0.51 1.1
1966 0.48 0.59 0.53 1.11
  0.5 0.61 0.54 1.13
  0.53 0.65 0.56 1.15
1969 0.55 0.69 0.59 1.18
  0.58 0.72 0.61 1.19
  0.61 0.76 0.63 1.21
1972 0.66 0.82 0.66 1.24
  0.68 0.87 0.7 1.23
  0.67 0.83 0.73 1.15
1975 0.69 0.85 0.74 1.15
  0.73 0.91 0.77 1.17
  0.76 0.94 0.79 1.18
1978 0.8 0.98 0.83 1.18
  0.8 0.96 0.85 1.13
  0.79 0.9 0.87 1.04
1981 0.81 0.9 0.88 1.01
  0.83 0.89 0.89 1
  0.86 0.91 0.92 0.99
1984 0.9 0.93 0.93 1
  0.92 0.95 0.96 0.99
  0.96 0.98 0.98 1
1987 1 1 1 1
  1.05 1.02 1.03 0.99
  1.09 1.03 1.05 0.99
1990 1.12 1.03 1.06 0.97
  1.13 1.01 1.05 0.96
  1.17 1.04 1.06 0.98
1993 1.2 1.08 1.08 0.99
  1.23 1.1 1.11 1
  1.26 1.12 1.13 1
1996 1.29 1.15 1.15 1
  1.33 1.18 1.16 1.02
  1.37 1.22 1.18 1.03
1999 1.4 1.27 1.21 1.05
  1.43 1.27 1.24 1.03
  1.46 1.28 1.29 1
2002 1.49 1.32 1.28 1.03
  1.5 1.33 1.29 1.03
  1.54 1.36 1.33 1.03
2005 1.56 1.36 1.35 1.01
  1.57 1.37 1.36 1.01
  1.58 1.38 1.38 1
2008 1.55 1.34 1.39 0.97
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