2004 Volume 21 Pages 283-288
In this paper, comparison was made between electricity consumption in residential sector and automobile energy consumption in terms of urban form and life style. An extensive survey in Utsunomiya City revealed the following findings. The electricity consumption per capita shows a tendency that is higher in city center and lower in suburbs. This is due to the fact that the density of electric appliances per floor space tends to be higher in a small size house in city center. On the other hand, the amount of automobile energy consumption for resident is lower in city center than suburbs. But, little difference was found in the total of these two kinds of energy consumption between city center and suburbs.