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Average age of the vehicle fleet

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Prod-ID: IND-107-en
Also known as: TERM 033
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Assessment made on  01 Sep 2003

Generic metadata

Classification

Topics:

DPSIR: Driving force

Identification

Indicator codes
  • TERM 033
Contents
 

Policy issue:  Improve the fleet composition by replacing older, more polluting vehicles with newer, cleaner ones

Figures

Key assessment

The average age of passenger cars in the EU increased from 6.5 years in 1990 to 7.4 years in 2001. The penetration rate of modern technologies is therefore slowing down. Starting from a high level, the average age of passenger cars in the acceding and candidate countries seems to decrease. Further lowering of the average age of passenger cars in the acceding and candidate countries can be expected with rising GDP, provided that old cars are scrapped and policies are in place to ensure that new cars will penetrate the vehicle fleet faster than second-hand vehicles.

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