Passenger Cars

Passenger Cars

Europe is one of the world's largest producers of, and market for, passenger cars.

  • Cars are the number one source of mobility in Europe.
  • Over 70% of journeys are made by car - be it private car, taxi or car-sharing.
  • 25% of all cars in the world are manufactured in the European Union (16 million units).
  • 12.2 million people - or 5.6% of the EU work force - are employed in the automotive sector.
  • The European car industry is a global player with exports of cars resulting in a trade balance surplus of €100.4 billion.
  • Europe's cars are the cleanest, safest and quietest in the world.
  • The average car engine emits 28 times less carbon monoxide than 20 years ago.
  • In 2015, 75% of new cars emitted less than 130g CO2 per kilometre.
  • An average new car today consumes 15% less fuel per 100km than 10 years ago.
  • Noise from passenger cars has been reduced by 90% since 1970.

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