Fleet Vehicles- Annual Miles

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Fleet Vehicles- Annual Miles

Statistics around fleet vehicles is largely gathered by the national government in their annual Transportation Energy Data Book. According to the latest edition, commercial fleet SUVs traveled an average of 22,800 miles in 2018, while federal government light trucks only averaged 6,536 miles per year.
  • According to the national Transportation Energy Data Book, there were 3,669,000 fleet cars in operation in 2018, the latest year statistics are available (this is from the 2019 edition of the book, which uses the previous year's figures).
  • Among those, 34% were government vehicles, 49% rentals and 17% commercial.
  • There were also 4,958,000 fleet trucks over 19,500 lbs GVW.
  • Among those, 38% were government vehicles, 10% rental and 52% commercial trucks.
  • The report also gives average annual miles for federal government fleet vehicles. For example, SUVs drove an average of 9,795 miles, while light trucks only drove an average 6,536 miles per year.
  • The average annual miles by commercial fleet vehicles are: 21,168 miles for compact cars, 23,412 for intermediate cars, 23,340 for pickup trucks, 23,940 for minivans, 22,800 for SUVs and 21,888 for full-sized vans.
  • According to one survey, the average rental car is held for 20 months (1.67 years) with around 51,550 miles. That is around 30,868 miles per year.
  • Among federal government fleet vehicles acquisitions for 2017, 478 were fully electric and 4,475 were hybrid, out of a total of 59,027 vehicles acquired that year. Both figures are increasingly higher than previous years, indicating a gradual move towards lower emissions vehicles.
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