Automobile Energy Intensiveness
Compared to St. Louis Light Rail
Autos 60% More Energy Efficient

Energy Intensiveness: Automobile & St. Louis Light Rail: 1995
  BTUs/Passenger Mile
Automobile 4,163
St. Louis Light Rail (Metrolink) 10,365
Includes energy loss in power generation and fuel production

Calculated from US Department of Transportation & US Department of Energy data.

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