Gasoline use isn’t falling fast enough. Targeting ‘superusers’ could help.

Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 18:13 in Mathematics & Economics

Demand for gasoline this year could end up at around 366 million gallons per day, down 7 percent from 2018. But that's still not fast enough. DepositPhotos This story was originally published by Grist. Given America’s penchant for gas-guzzling pickup trucks and SUVs, you might be surprised to learn that the country’s gasoline usage is going down, maybe for good. Even though only about 1 percent of cars on the road today are electric, some say the United States has already passed “peak gasoline” — the pivotal moment when the fuel’s use finally begins a permanent decline after a century of growth.  Gasoline consumption has not fully bounced back to levels seen before local governments began lockdowns in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, when millions of people stopped driving to work every...

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