Factors of Energy Use by Transportation

Energy Use Factors by Transportation

Four major factors jointly influence fuel consumption and energy use by transportation:

  • Vehicle. The type of vehicle is linked with fuel efficiency, particularly the engine and the fuel it uses.
  • Infrastructure. Linked transport efficiency.
  • Demand. Linked with the level of economic activity; the higher the level of economic activity, the more energy used.
  • Spatial structure. Linked with the average transport distance.