Average age of the EU motor vehicle fleet, by vehicle type

The motor vehicle fleet of the European Union keeps getting older year-on-year. Below you will find a detailed overview of the changes in the average age of EU cars, vans, trucks, and buses between 2019 and 2021.

Key observations

  • EU cars are now on average 12 years old. Greece and Estonia have the oldest car fleets, with vehicles almost 17 years old. The newest passenger cars can be found in Luxembourg (7.6 years).
  • The average age of light commercial vehicles in the EU is 12 years. Of the EU’s four major markets, Italy has the oldest van fleet (14 years), followed closely by Spain (13.6 years).
  • Trucks are on average 14.2 years old in the European Union. With an average age of 22.7 years, Greece has the oldest truck fleet, while the newest ones can be found in Austria (6.6 years) and Denmark (7.5 years).
  • Buses on EU roads are on average 12.7 years old. Aged more than 20 years, Romanian buses are the oldest in the region. Only eight countries in the European Union have a bus fleet that is less than 10 years old.
EU cars are now on average 12 years old.
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