Very cool comparo of costs per miles travelled:

via Flowing Data

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4 Responses to “Travel Efficiency”

  1. deanscamaro says:

    Talk about showing only part of the meaningful data! The cruise ship is probably always full (just guessing), but the SUV many times carries less than its capacity. The bicycle is ALWAYS fully loaded, while the sedan is hardly ever fully loaded, etc. etc. etc. Show that part of the data and it even get worse.

  2. mblank says:

    deanscamaro: If you look at those charts, above the car stacks of gasoline it has dotted lines showing where the efficiency cuts off for 1, 2, and 4 passengers. For the SUV, 1 passenger is the 17 cans of gas, the 2 passenger line cuts off at 9 cans of gas, and 4 people is 4 cans of gas. So it does take into account the different load levels for the vehicles and compiles them into a single bar.

  3. donna says:

    Well, when we’re traveling 350 miles, we almost always stop for burgers or something in the van, so it’s a bit more than what’s shown, really…

    But I can carry seven passengers, eight if everyone squeezes in real tight…

  4. well, transport of goods, rather than peeps, consumes a great chunk of our total demand.

    with that, we should continue to subsidize OTR haulers, grandstand about ‘bullet trains’, support ‘light-rail’, and keep the lid on CNG vehicles..

    w/ the Audacity of Hope we can Stay the Course..