Energy Consumption by Transportation Mode in the United States, 1960-2020

Energy Consumption by Transportation Mode in the United States, 1960-2020

Source: BTS, National Transportation Statistics.

Road accounts for about 85% of all the energy consumed by transportation in the United States, a share that has remained relatively constant over time. After decades of continuous growth, energy consumption by the transportation sector is leveling off. This is in part due to the growing energy efficiency of vehicles.