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Estimated Number of Alternative-Fueled Vehicles in the U.S., 1992–2005

Year Liquefied
petroleum
gases1
Compressed
natural
gas
Liquefied
natural
gas
Methanol,
85%2
Methanol,
neat
Ethanol,
85%2
Ethanol,
95%2
Electricity Total
1992 221,000 23,191 90 4,850 404 172 38 1,607 251,352
1993 269,000 32,714 299 10,263 414 441 27 1,690 314,848
1994 264,000 41,227 484 15,484 415 605 33 2,224 324,472
1995 259,000 50,218 603 18,319 386 1,527 136 2,860 333,049
1996 263,000 60,144 663 20,265 172 4,536 361 3,280 352,421
1997 271,000 73,773 965 20,656 172 9,389 357 4,040 380,352
1998 266,000 78,782 1,172 19,648 200 12,788 14 5,243 383,847
19993 268,000 89,633 1,422 19,497 200 22,359 14 6,417 407,542
20004 270,000 101,991 1,682 18,725 200 30,017 14 7,590 430,219
2005 173,795 117,699 2,748 18,725 - 246,363 - 51,398 592,125
1. Values are rounded to thousands.
2. The remaining portion of 85-percent methanol and both ethanol fuels is gasoline.
3. Preliminary data.
4. Estimates for 2000 are based on plans or projections and may be revised.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Web: www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/solar.renewables/alt_trans_fuel98/table2.html .

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