US drivers traveled 8.3 percent more miles in August contrasted and that very month a year prior as driving keeps on recuperating from pandemic lows and more Americans got back to workplaces and went on recreation outings.

The Federal Highway Administration said on Tuesday that drivers traveled 273.8 billion miles in August, up 21 billion miles over August 2020 however lower than the 286.8 billion miles in August 2019.

In the mean time, demand for cars has developed, with deals ruined by a lack of the semiconductor chips that makers need to create new vehicles.