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Annual Vehicle Distance Traveled in Kilometers and Related Data - 2010 1/
  By Highway Category and Vehicle Type

February 2012
Table VM-1M

YEAR ITEM LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES SHORT WB 2/ MOTORCYCLES BUSES LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES LONG WB 2/ SINGLE-UNIT TRUCKS 3/ COMBINATION TRUCKS SUBTOTALS ALL MOTOR VEHICLES
ALL LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES /2 SINGLE-UNIT 2-AXLE 6-TIRE OR MORE AND COMBINATION TRUCKS
  Motor-Vehicle Travel: (millions of vehicle-kilometers)
2010 Interstate Rural 222,485 2,447 2,507 70,632 18,035 79,226 293,117 97,260 395,331
2009 224,985 2,385 2,579 67,681 17,724 74,394 292,666 92,119 389,748
2010 Other Arterial Rural 370,137 4,625 3,281 144,136 30,452 53,145 514,273 83,598 605,777
2009 369,467 5,308 3,339 143,725 31,200 47,021 513,192 78,221 600,060
2010 Other Rural 370,407 4,478 3,305 149,269 29,064 26,201 519,676 55,265 582,724
2009 366,253 5,664 4,087 157,791 30,756 26,307 524,044 57,062 590,857
2010 All Rural 963,028 11,551 9,093 364,037 77,551 158,572 1,327,065 236,123 1,583,832
2009 960,705 13,357 10,005 369,197 79,680 147,722 1,329,902 227,402 1,580,666
2010 Interstate Urban 546,402 3,576 3,238 134,610 23,311 57,634 681,012 80,945 768,771
2009 538,676 3,731 3,494 140,170 25,068 52,975 678,846 78,044 764,114
2010 Other Urban 1,750,129 14,585 9,859 502,788 77,250 66,895 2,252,917 144,145 2,421,507
2009 1,744,597 16,423 9,655 484,457 88,706 69,833 2,229,054 158,538 2,413,670
2010 All Urban 2,296,531 18,161 13,097 637,398 100,561 124,529 2,933,929 225,090 3,190,278
2009 2,283,272 20,153 13,149 624,627 113,774 122,808 2,907,899 236,582 3,177,784
2010 Total Rural and Urban 5/ 3,259,559 29,712 22,191 1,001,435 178,112 283,102 4,260,994 461,214 4,774,110
2009 3,243,977 33,510 23,154 993,824 193,454 270,530 4,237,801 463,984 4,758,450
2010 Number of motor vehicles registered 2/ 190,202,782 8,212,267 846,051 40,241,658 8,217,189 2,552,865 230,444,440 10,770,054 250,272,812
2009 193,979,654 7,929,724 841,993 40,488,025 8,356,096 2,617,118 234,467,679 10,973,214 254,212,610
2010 Average kilometers traveled per vehicle 17,137 3,618 26,229 24,886 21,676 110,896 18,490 42,824 19,076
2009 16,723 4,226 27,500 24,546 23,151 103,369 18,074 42,283 18,718
2010 Person-kilometers of travel (millions) 4/ 4,528,783 32,003 470,442 1,337,868 178,112 283,102 5,866,651 461,214 6,830,309
2009 4,507,134 36,094 490,873 1,327,699 193,454 270,530 5,834,834 463,984 6,825,785
2010 Fuel consumed (thousand liters) 326,455,450 1,610,885 7,281,403 136,778,050 57,053,186 113,126,500 463,233,500 170,179,686 642,305,474
2009 324,249,073 1,825,665 7,521,876 135,179,090 61,522,799 106,180,752 459,428,163 167,703,552 636,479,256
2010 Average fuel consumption per vehicle (liters) 1,716 196 8,606 3,399 6,943 44,314 2,010 15,801 2,566
2009 1,672 230 8,933 3,339 7,363 40,572 1,959 15,283 2,504
2010 Average kilometers traveled per liter of fuel consumed 10.0 18.4 3.0 7.3 3.1 2.5 9.2 2.7 7.4
2009 10.0 18.4 3.1 7.4 3.1 2.5 9.2 2.8 7.5

1/ The FHWA estimates national trends by using State reported Highway Performance and Monitoring System (HPMS) data, fuel consumption data (MF-21 and MF-27), vehicle registration data (MV-1, MV-9, and MV-10), other data such as the R. L. Polk vehicle data, and a host of modeling techniques. Starting with the 2009 VM-1, an enhanced methodology is used to provide timely indictors on both travel and travel behavior changes.

2/ Light Duty Vehicles Short WB - passenger cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles with a wheelbase (WB) equal to or less than 121 inches. Light Duty Vehicles Long WB - large passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks, and sport/utility vehicles with wheelbases (WB) larger than 121 inches. All Light Duty Vehicles - passenger cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles regardless of wheelbase.

3/ Single-Unit - single frame trucks that have 2-Axles and at least 6 tires or a gross vehicle weight rating exceeding 10,000 lbs or 4,500 kg.

4/ Vehicle occupancy is estimated by the FHWA from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS); For single unit truck and heavy trucks, 1 motor vehicle miles travelled = 1 person-miles traveled.

5/ VMT data are based on the latest HPMS data available; it may not match previous published results. 2009 data reflects updates of State submitted Highway Performance and Monitoring System and fuel consumption data