DATA RIVER – How many cars are there in Europe, what fuel do they use, what is their average age? The full body answers these questions and more ACEA research, the association of European producers. Data provided by research Car Used (here full report) are numerous and also include ‘how’ the fleet has changed over the last decade, how many cars there are per 1,000 inhabitants and these numbers also include trucks, buses and light commercial vehicles. The report covers the 27 member countries of the European Union, as well as the countries of the EFTA region (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) and the United Kingdom and the statistical survey reaches up to 2021.
HOW MANY CARS ARE THERE? – One of the most important is the texture EU car fleet which in 2021 grew by 1.2% compared to 2020, reaching approx 250 million cars. From 2020 to 2021, all EU countries, except Slovenia which decreased by 4.1%, expanded their car fleet, and the highest growth was recorded in Slovakia (+8.2%).
VANS – About i passenger cars 29.5 million cars circulate in the European Union (up 1.7% in 2020), half of them in France (6.3 million cars), Italy (4.3 million) and Spain (3.9 million). Medium and heavy commercial vehicles (with a total weight exceeding 3.5 tons) are more than 6.4 million in the EU, a fleet that grew by 3.2% compared to 2020. Also counting the EFTA area (157.8 thousand) and the United Kingdom (740.6 thousand) . ) for a total of 7.3 million. The single country with the most trucks is Poland, which has more than 1.2 million of them. There are 714,008 buses in the European Union and almost half of these belong to three countries: Poland (126,547), Italy (100,199) and France (94,523).
AVERAGE AGE OF CARS -The car of the EU now they have an average age of 12 years while those from the EFTA + UK area are younger, being 10 years old on average. Greece and Estonia have the oldest car fleets, with 17 and 16.8 years respectively, Italy has a score of 12.2, France 10.5, Germany 10.1 while Spain has an average of 13 years, 5 years; the youngest record is Luxembourg with 7.6 years.
|VILLAGES||AVERAGE VEHICLE AGE (in years)|
|THE EUROPEAN UNION||12.0|
ELECTRICITY IS STILL ON THE POLE – Despite the large increase in sales of cars ‘on tap’ in recent years – electric hybrids and plugs – still represents only 1.5% of the total EU car. In the European Union, only 3 countries have a share of battery electric vehicles above 2%: Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden. Outside the EU, Norway leads with 16.2% and Iceland with 4.6%. In Europe 27, 51.1% of cars use gasoline, 41.9% diesel, 0.8% electric, while plug-ins are only 0.7% and natural gas is 0.6%, both with hybrids (2.3%) and LPG. (2.5%).
HOW MANY CARS PER 1,000 PEOPLE? – Collect data on the number of vehicles every 1,000 inhabitantsEuropean Union affairs 567 passenger cars. Less wealthy Luxembourg has the highest traffic density in the European Union (698 per 1,000 inhabitants) while Italy has 672. The lowest traffic density is found in Romania (396/1,000 inhabitants). Finally, Latvia has the highest percentage of households that do not own a car (around 43%) while, on the contrary, around 32% of French households have two cars.