Last update February 2020
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).