Brad Plumer:

Remember peak car? Over the past five years, various analysts and writers have been wondering whether driving in the United States might finally be going out of style. Their reasons: Overall road travel has been dropping since 2008. And there was at least anecdotal evidence that younger Americans preferred city life to suburban sprawl.
 Well… it’s time to revise those think pieces. This year, Americans are driving more than they ever have before. Peak car isn’t upon us just yet.