Size and composition of the vehicle fleet

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Prod-ID: IND-141-en
Also known as: TERM 032
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Assessment made on  01 Sep 2003

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Classification

Transport Transport (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Driving force

Identification

Indicator codes
  • TERM 032
Contents
 

Policy issue:  The size of the privately owned vehicle fleet (cars and powered two-wheelers) is an important driving factor behind road transport demand and the environmental pressures it causes

Key messages

  • The level of car ownership is growing rapidly in the EEA-31, especially in countries with relatively low car ownership levels, like the acceding countries (AC) and the candidate countries (CC). Increasing private vehicle ownership has proven to lead to increased usage of private vehicles and might have the opposite effect on public transport usage.

    The number of trucks - strongly related to economic development - also increased considerably, in particular in the AC and CC, reflecting the greater dependence of their transport systems on road transport.

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Key assessment

The level of car ownership is growing rapidly in the EEA-31, especially in countries with relatively low car ownership levels, like the acceding countries (AC) and the candidate countries (CC). Increasing private vehicle ownership has proven to lead to increased usage of private vehicles and might have the opposite effect on public transport usage.The number of trucks - strongly related to economic development - also increased considerably, in particular in the AC and CC, reflecting the greater dependence of their transport systems on road transport

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