US annual driving

Annual driving in America versus the cost of oil

Eric Garland DataLab

Courtesy of Mason Inman, this chart adds more context around our analysis of light vehicle sales and annual driving in the United States by comparing the number of miles driven with the prevailing price of oil in nominal USD.

It is said that American Millennials simply didn’t want cars. It would seem that they simply did not prefer to pay high costs at the pump.