Transportation energy use

Transportation energy use refers to the end use energy consumed by all components in the transportation sector - the production, operation, and decommissioning of all vehicles and infrastructure. This contributes to a sector's total final consumption, which is a measure of all the energy they are consuming.

Transportation can use energy in many different ways; most dominantly running cars and other vehicles by burning fuel, but also in the production of the vehicles themselves, and the creation of roads, airports, sea ports, and pipelines.


This visualization shows how much of the world's total final consumption is used by each sector. Transportation makes up close to a third of this. Specific countries may also be searched for by use of the search bar. Click on the black bar beside "Transport" below to see how the use of this energy is split up within the sector.

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Authors and Editors

Jordan Hanania, Kailyn Stenhouse, Jason Donev