Change in distance travelled by car

  • Decrease in distance travelled by car between 2000 and 2017 in almost all countries (around – 1300 km/year at EU level) with however an increase since 2013 in several countries (e.g. Austria, France and Spain).
  • Large discrepancy of the average annual distance travelled by car between countries: around 14,000 km/year for Austria and Germany; around 10,000 km/year in Italy, and on average 12,000 km/year for the EU as a whole.
  • In less developed countries, with a larger use of public transport, this distance is around 8000 km (Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia).

Change in distance travelled by car

Change in distance travelled by car for selected countries