Last update November 2021
EU refers to the EU27
Change in distance travelled by car
- Decrease in distance travelled by car between 2000 and 2019 in most countries (around -1,700 km/year at EU level) with a very sharp reduction above 20%/year in Finland, Greece, Italy and Portugal; it has however increased in Poland and Croatia.
- Large discrepancy of the average annual distance travelled by car between countries: around 16,400 km/year for Ireland; around 7,700 km/year in Italy, and on average 11,300 km/year for the EU.