Vehicle Travel Versus Fuel Use, 1965-2018 (IMAGE) Princeton University, Engineering School Caption The graph shows vehicle miles traveled versus fuel consumption from 1965 through 2018 in the United States. While travel increased significantly during that time, fuel use dropped due, in large part, to the fuel economy standards and the fuel efficiency technologies that were developed and implemented to meet the standards. Credit Graph courtesy of the researchers (Rebecca Ciez); Redesign by Bumper DeJesus Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.