[Oeva-list] average length of trip in car?

Jeff Kim jeff.shorepower at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 12:49:48 PST 2008

Here are some statistics from US DOT.  They are from 2001, so they are
probably slightly higher now, but according to the chart, all
*average*trips are under 30 miles except for vacation.  You may be
able to find more
updated information on this site.  In any case, it looks like most travel
could be completed in a "limited range" EV, assuming charging infrastructure
exists at all locations.

Jeff Kim
Chief Operating Officer
Shorepower Technologies
(503) 686-8844
jkim at shorepower.com

On 1/18/08, Ron Jayasuriya <evmail4ron at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Can anyone help me with a reliable source that I can cite for the averagedistance people drive in a car, or the percentage of trips the
> average American driver makes that are under 30 miles?  This would be a
> big help for my talk at the auto show, and would definitely get you a couple
> tickets to get in if you like.
> Thanks!
> Ron Jayasuriya
> ecomotion
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