Energy security and environmental concerns have led to a growing emphasis on alternative fuel vehicles. Particularly within the transportation sector, where gasoline consumption accounts for 47% of total U.S. petroleum consumption, there has been a shift to develop, incentivize, and assist in the adoption of vehicles that are not solely fueled by gasoline.
Publication: Energy and Environment Policy Briefs
On a per-capita or per-vehicle-mile-traveled (VMT) basis, Tennessee spends less than almost any other state on its highways and roads. Fuel tax rates are among the lowest in the nation and transportation-related debt is nonexistent.
Matthew N. Murray and Rebecca J. Davis, 2015