Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Hybrids have already saved 230 million gallons of gas—NREL...

NREL Estimates U.S. Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fuel Savings
June 20, 2007

Hybrid electric vehicles have saved close to 230 million gallons – or 5.5 million barrels – of fuel in the United States since their introduction in 1999, according to a recent analysis conducted at the U. S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
“Sales of hybrid electric vehicles have increased an average of 72 percent a year for the past five years and in 2006 the average fuel economy based on new EPA estimates was 35 miles per gallon for new hybrid models sold in the U.S,” said Kevin Bennion, an NREL vehicle systems analysis research engineer.

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Justin said...

I wonder what we use per day. Ask.com puts American gas use at 375 million gallons a day.

http://ask.yahoo.com/20040507.html

Howstuffworks puts it at 400 million.

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question417.htm