Maximum mileage was driven by passenger cars in 2017. The annual Monitor published the most recent figures on road vehicles: Statistics Dutch Marjolein Jaarsma, "This total is 119.1 billion kilometers and this figure increased by 14.3% compared to 2002." Said. "This growth is mainly due to the increase in the number of registered passenger cars. With 9.1 million units, which is 20.1 percent more than fifteen years ago."
It is noteworthy that the number of kilometers transported does not keep up with the increase in the car park. The average number of kilometers per automobile is 13,700 in 2002 and 13,000 in fifteen years. Particularly, the private car flew less with the car than in 2002 (-6.2 percent).
Elderly driving behavior
Jaarsma says it doesn't surprise her. Ler This stems from the fact that older people continue to last longer, but they travel less miles, so the average falls. Young people who own a car and live in the city also enter the tram or bicycle more often and therefore negatively affect this figure. "
Last year, 980,000 Dutch delivery trucks advanced 17.7 billion kilometers. This is an increase of 3.4 percent over the previous year.
Cargo transportation was actually rejected
Unlike passenger cars and delivery trucks, there was less driving with heavy vehicles. "The number of kilometers last year was 5.6% below the 2002 level," says Jaarsma. "The number of heavy goods vehicles increased by 3.7 percent in 15 years to 226 thousand."
In 2017, together with Dutch buses, it traveled 691.6 million kilometers across 3,891 miles less than fifteen years ago.