Transportation; Buildings; Energy Conservation
Nearly 30% of energy used in Florida is consumed by our 13 million personal automobiles. Annual gasoline consumption in Florida is about 7.5 billion gallons. Florida also has more registered cars per capita than any other state in the U.S. - nearly one car for each person. The average Florida automobile is driven over 10,000 miles a year burning about 550 gallons of gasoline and costing its owner about $1,500 in fuel costs alone (not to mention payments, insurance, service, repairs, tires, tags, license etc.). Based on a comprehensive analysis, total automobile operating costs average over $850 per month.
Buildings - Energy Conservation; Transportation
Florida Solar Energy Center and Parker, Danny, "Energy Efficient Transportation For Florida" (2005). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 515.