Vehicle Ownership in EU Regions

Mar 1, 2018
Chart of EU Regional Vehicle Ownership

The chart above shows the total number of motor vehicles in EU regions.  The Western EU has by far, the greatest number of registered vehicles.


  • The difference between the region with the most vehicles, the Western EU, and the region with the least, the Northern EU, is 138,234,014 vehicles.
  • The Western EU has over 14 times the number of vehicles that the Northern EU does.
  • The mean is 73,553,154 and the median 67,163,520.
  • Germany, the state with the most vehicles, has four times the number of vehicles that the entire Northern EU does and almost as many as the entire Eastern EU does.
  • The Western EU alone accounts for over half the vehicles in the EU.  The remaining three regions combined have less vehicles than the Western EU.


  • The data is from 2015.
  • Total vehicles include automobiles, taxis, buses, trucks, and motorcycles of both public and private use.
  • The Western EU consists of Germany, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, and Luxembourg.
  • The Southern EU consists of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, and Malta.
  • The Eastern EU consists of Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
  • The Northern EU consists of Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.


Germany accounts for 32.49% of all the vehicles in the Western EU, while Italy accounts for 51.08% of all the vehicles in the Southern EU, Poland accounts for 46.97% of all vehicles in the Eastern EU, and Sweden accounts for 48.77% of all vehicles in the Northern EU.  This shows that the Western EU's figures are spread among several states.

The total number of vehicles for the entire Union, according to this data, is 294,212,617.


International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers.  2018.  "Vehicles in Use - OICA."  Accessed January 20, 2018.

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