published: 24.07.2012, 11:20 | updated: 24.07.2012 11:26:25
Prague - A total of 4.64 million passenger cars were in the register of road vehicles in the Czech Republic in the first half of this year and the average age of the car fleet increased to almost fourteen years, the Automotive Industry Association (SAP) announced today.
Since 2000, 1.2 million passenger cars have been added to the register. The share of vehicles older than ten years keeps growing and at the end of H1 2012 it reached 60.6 percent. The share of vehicles aged over fifteen years is higher than 32 percent, while only 7.1 percent of cars are younger than two years, according to SAP data.
"The average age of the passenger car fleet increased to 13.9 years in the first six months of this year and is thus currently nearly half a year higher than in 2000," SAP said.
The situation is similar by buses where the average age of the nearly 20,000 registered buses reached 14.7 years and is growing for the fourth year running.
Vehicles in the other categories are mostly ageing as well. Small utility vehicles are already reaching the average age of over 9.5 years and lorries are on average 16.8 years old.
The average age of tractors has for the first time exceeded the level of thirty years. The figure is even higher by motorcycles where it stands at 32.2 years.
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