Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)

U.S. Drivers Covered Record High Number Of Miles So Far This Year

U.S. Drivers Covered Record High Number Of Miles So Far This Year

As the economy improves and gas prices remain low, Americans are consistently driving more. Data from the first quarter of 2015 indicates the U.S. is on track to reach a record high number of miles driven this year. U.S. drivers covered 261.7 billion miles in March, according to the U.S. Department... read more

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2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Chevy Volt Owners Drive More Electric Miles Than Nissan Leaf Drivers: Why?

Is it a case of picking the right electric car for the right job? Or could a lack of "range anxiety" really lead drivers to cover more miles? It's a kind of chicken-or-egg... read more November 21, 2013 by 


North Carolina To Make Trip-Reduction 'Green' Laws Illegal

Oh, North Carolina: Are you cutting off your nose to spite your face? That's the impression at least some commentators have gained on learning of a state bill that will... read more August 16, 2013 by 


Fuel Efficiency Hurts: Gas Tax Revenue Plummets, Roads Crumble

Cars with higher gas mileage pay less per mile in gasoline tax. And plug-in cars pay no gas tax at all. With far tougher fuel economy standards looming--34.1 mpg by 2016 and... read more November 14, 2011 by  2

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Electric Cars A Failure? Ha! They've Driven 35 Million Miles

If you read only certain subsections of the "news," you might be forgiven for thinking that plug-in electric cars have been a sales disaster. They haven't. The Tesla... read more October 27, 2011 by  12

Gasoline consumption per capita by state, from Infrastructurist

Saturday Selection: Stuff Sort-of-Relevant To Green Cars

We read a lot of stuff here to cover the world of green cars. No surprise there. But there's a lot we see that doesn't lend itself to a full article, though we hate to let it... read more May 8, 2010 by  1

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Are We Ready for a New Kind of Gas Tax?

On Public Policy Day at the D.C. Auto Show this year, we got wind of some dire news. The Federal Highway Trust Fund is slowly depleting because gas taxes have not been raised... read more February 4, 2010 by  5

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Netherlands To Tax Miles Traveled, As Well As Gasoline

One problem with raising fuel efficiency is that unless total miles driven rises radically, receipts from gasoline taxes will fall over time. And that poses a major problem... read more January 8, 2010 by  2


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