The residents of the Baltic countries drive their cars for the longest time (on average, almost 17 years), and the fastest change of "steel horses" is in Luxembourg (every 6 years). This is evidenced by infographic data from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA).
If we talk about commercial vehicles, then the longest time it is used in Greece, where the average age of trucks is 19.5 years, and the fastest change to a new one in Austria (on average once every 6 years).
The European Union has 569 vehicles per 1000 inhabitants. Luxembourg has the highest car density in the EU (694 per 1000 people), while Latvia has the lowest (342).
There are 6.2 million medium and heavy commercial vehicles on EU roads. Poland, with nearly 1.2 million trucks, has the largest fleet, followed by Germany (1,010,742) and Italy (946,393).
In Hungary and Latvia, half of all households do not have a car, while more than 31% of French families have two cars.
Despite an increase in registrations in recent years, alternative engine vehicles represent only 4.6% of the total EU vehicle fleet.