The graph shows development of vehicle ownership, defined as number of passenger vehicles per 1 000 inhabitants, and truck intensity, defined as number of trucks per million euro GDP in constant 1995 prices , over the period 1995 to 2009.
Vehicle stock data for road transport are modelled data derived from TREMOVE (http://www.tremove.org/model/index.htm). Population and GDP are statistical data from Eurostat (http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/statistics/themes).
Vehicle ownership is expressed in number of passenger vehicles per 1 000 inhabitants.
Truck intensity is expressed in number of trucks per million euro GDP in constant 1995 prices .
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On very hot days use public transport rather than your car.
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