Transport of stuff by road

In 2006, the total amount of road transport in Britain by heavy goods vehicles was 156 billion t-km. Shared between 60 million, that comes to 7 t-km per day per person, which costs 7 kWh per day per person (assuming an energy intensity of 1 kWh per ton-km). One quarter of this transport, by the way, was of food, drink, and tobacco.

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Figure 15.6. The container ship Ever Uberty at Thamesport Container Terminal. Photo by Ian Boyle www.simplonpc.co.uk.

Road freight: 7kWh/d

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