Energy Consumption by Transportation Mode in the United States, 1960-2016 (in Trillion BTUs)

Energy Consumption by Transportation Mode in the United States, 1960-2016 (in Trillion BTUs)

Source: BTS, National Transportation Statistics.

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