According to the latest data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, Luxembourg has the “youngest” vehicle population, with an average age of 6.7 years.
Although the country has free public transport, Luxemburgers love their cars.
And they change them frequently, according to the latest data for 2022 published by ACEA, the association of European car manufacturers.
The average age of the car fleet in the European Union is 11.8 years, and Luxembourg is by far the most modern, with an average age of 6.7 years. Lithuania and Romania have the oldest cars with an average age of 17 years.
A study published by Eurostat last summer showed that Luxembourg’s vehicle stock has the highest share of new cars, with 22% vehicles being less than two years old.
The same is true for trucks, which are on average 13.9 years old in the European Union. With an average age of 21.4 years, Greece has the oldest truck stock, while the youngest trucks are found in Luxembourg (6.7 years).
Diesel buses make up 93.5% of the fleet in the EU, 84.9% in Luxembourg. The Netherlands has the highest share of electric buses (12.4%), ahead of Luxembourg (6.6%).
Luxembourg also has the highest car density in Europe with 696 cars per 1,000 inhabitants, followed by Italy (666 cars/1,000 inhabitants). The lowest car density (353 cars per 1,000 inhabitants) is found in Latvia.
It should be noted that Luxembourg is the country with the most luxury cars per inhabitant. Today, there is one luxury car per 13 inhabitants in the Grand Duchy – a world record.