Size and composition of the vehicle fleet

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

Generic metadata



DPSIR: Driving force


Indicator codes
  • TERM 032

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 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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