Top 10 countries with the highest number of vehicles

Top 10 countries with the highest number of vehicles

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A vehicle is a machine that is used to transport passengers or different kinds of commodities. In ancient time, people used animals and boats to go from one place to another. Most probably animals were used on the lands and boats were used in the water. But it is impossible to find out correctly when these animals and boats were started to use as vehicles. With the passage of time, people began to use carts and chariots. In the water ways, people also learned to use ships made of wood with the sails but as soon as the motor engines were invented people started to use it both on lands and waters. The energy which is used to start the engines is totally extracted from the surroundings. In this way, the communication among the people of different countries was increased. Motor engines had brought revolutionary changes in the history of human civilization. As the days pass by, different kinds of transport were invented and were being used by the people.

The flying pigeon is the most common model of vehicle in the world. There are over 1 billion bicycle is in use throughout the world. According to the estimate of 2002, there are around 590 million cars and 205 million motor cycles in service. The top selling car and motor cycle is Toyota corolla and Honda Super Cub. Now we shall discuss the top 10 countries which have the most number of vehicles.

10. Brazil:

Transport Infrastructure in Brazil is characterized by sturdy area differences and lack of development of the national rail network. Brazil’s fast rising economy, and particularly the increase in exports, will place mounting demands on the transfer networks. Although they have 4362 airports to manage the imports and exports, most of the exports and imports are done by various vehicles such as trucks, cars etc. As Brazil is one of the largest countries in North America, they have a very good transportation system. According to the statistics in 2010, the number of vehicles per 1000 people is 263.

Brazil Autos

Brazil is a very beautiful country having a large number of tourist attractions. The foreigners and the people in Brazil go from one place to another using the cheapest vehicles. The automobile industries are growing significantly by producing rapid number of vehicles every year.

The Government of Brazil also realizes the importance of these industries and invests for the development of these industries in the near future. He also tries his best for the good communications. That’s why; he enlarges the number of roads and the water ways to travel and safe journey to the passengers.

9.  Spain:

Spain which gains his popularity in football is one of the most developed country and 4th most visited country in the world. Every year nearly 53 million people visit here. As the transportation system is very good in Spain, the people from home and abroad can easily travel from one place to another using cars, buses, motorbikes etc. A wide number of vehicles are registered for carrying passengers and carriage. According to the statistics in Spain 2010, the number of vehicles per 1000 people is 593 which indicate the growing economy and vehicle loving people in Spain. The companies which produce vehicles offer different kinds of easy installments to help the people to buy a vehicle of their own.

Spain Autos

Another reason behind is that; if people want to go short distances, they don’t need to take aircrafts or other costly vehicles; they can simply rent a vehicle with a cheaper rate and go there. The government has realized the importance of roads to make the easier communications and has taken necessary steps to increase the roads and also the vehicles.

8. Russia:

Russia also known as Russian Federation is the largest country in the world. It is one of the most developed countries with a good transportation system. Their automotive industries play a significant role by earning a lot of foreign exchange. 1 percent of the total work force directly work here which solve the unemployment problem in Russia. In 2009, they produce 595807 vehicles and accounts for about 7 percent of the worldwide production.

Russian Autos

As Russia is the largest of all countries, they place a good communication system throughout the country.  The number of passenger cars has increased enormously in 2012. The other vehicles also play an important role in good communications. People from this country use these vehicles to go short distances or they use boats. If they want to go to a long distances, they can use the trains, private cars which will be cheaper than private planes or other forms of air travelling. The number of vehicles in Russia has also increased because of roads and highways. They are good enough to travel through buses, cars, motorbikes etc.

For this reason, the number of vehicles is increasing day by day to secure a comfortable journey to the passengers and also for carrying goods from one place to another.

7. UK:

The United Kingdom is the 1st industrialized country during the 19th and 20th centuries. With the expunction of their industries, they develop their transportation systems a little bit high throughout the country and also with different countries in the world. From the statistics of 2012, the total number of licensed vehicles in Britain is 34.5 million of which 28.7 million are cars.

British Automotive

The United Kingdom is the 7th l biggest tourism destination in the world. Almost people from every country come and visit this country whole heartedly.  According to the statistics of 2011, 29.2 million people visited in this country. People from home and abroad travel from one state to another easily using cars, buses, motorbikes, trains etc. everyone has enough facilities to take their suitable vehicles to go to their destinations. People from here also feel comfortable of taking a new car or vehicle of their own because of the low prices and installments of vehicles. That’s why; they have a wide range of vehicles both on the roads and in water.

6. France:

France is one of the most developed countries and the largest country in Europe with a good transportation system.  Every year they produce a wide range of vehicles such as cars, motorbikes, trucks, shipping boats etc. As France is a very large country with many states, they make good transportation systems throughout their country.

France is the heaven for the tourists. Almost every region offers natural beauties in France. Every year many tourists from home and abroad come here to see the natural beauties of that country. As every region has the tourist attractions, the tourists use vehicles likely to pass the short or long distances with a very cheap rate rather than using the airplanes. Here we discuss some vehicles which are popular in France for travelling and the reason of why they have so many vehicles:

France AutoBoat:

One of the most peaceful trips through France is to rent a houseboat and travel through canals and small rivers. Boats generally can accommodate 4 to 12 passengers having many facilities. It’s a very popular journey for both the tourists and the people of France.

Bus and train:

As France is the largest in Europe, train and buses are the best ways to travel long distances. France offers good facilities with enough buses and trains. People can easily take their suitable vehicles and travel from one region to another with lower cost.

5. China:

China is one of the most developed countries in the world. They grow themselves in every field with their hard working and far outlook. Since 2008, China’s automotive industry has been the largest in the world. In2009, they exceed the European Union or that of the United States and Japan combined. China’s automobile production first exceeded in 1992 and after 2000, China produced more than 2000 million vehicles which was indicated how first were their automotive industries growing. The number of registered cars, buses, vans, trucks on the road in China was 62 millions in 2009. The number of registered motor vehicles was 16.8 million units and the total number of cars and motorcycles in China increased 20 times between 2000 and 2010. The Government of China has taken steps to develop their industries more by investing billions of dollars and is expected to exceed 200 million of their production by 2020.

China Motor

As the economy and per capita income is very high, the people of china wish to have a vehicle of their own. They use these vehicles not only for travelling but also they use them as carriers. That’s why; the number of vehicles in China is increasing on the roads as well as in the water.

4. Italy:

Italy is one of the most developed countries having very good transportation systems. The automotive industry in Italy is very developed. Over 250000 people work there. This makes these industries more effective and reliable to everyone. The Italian automotive industry is totally dominated by Fiat Group. Above 90 percent vehicles are produced by it.

Italy Auto

During the first and Second World War’s many of these industries in Italy disappeared and were bought by Fiat Group and other foreign automobile companies. In the recent years, the production is increased due to a massive investment in these industries. People also use vehicles to go short distances and long distances. According to a World Bank report in 2010, the motor vehicles used per 1000 people in Italy were 672 in 2009. These vehicles include cars, buses and other freight vehicles but don’t include the two wheelers. Now the vehicles are increasing because of good road facilities as well as giving facilities in water.

3. Germany:

Germany is one of the most developed countries with a large number of populations and good economy. With the expanding of the industries, they have a very good Transportation infrastructure. The automobile industry in Germany is one of the largest employers in the country with over 866000 labors working on that industry.

Germany Autos

According to car registration statistics released by the KBA, there were 60.8 million motorized vehicles registered on the road in Germany on January 1, 2013. This included 43,431,124 (+1.2%) passenger cars, 3,982,978 motorcycles, 76,023 buses, and 2,578,567 heavy goods vehicles. Almost two thirds (65.3%) of all cars on German roads are German brands, while 11% are from Japan and 9.3% from France. Nearly 70% of all cars in Germany use petrol with only 1.5% using alternative clean energies. As the people of Germany love their country, they don’t attract in other brands and use their own brands. The government is also determined to increase the facilities for the German people by decreasing the amount of cars, motorbikes and other vehicles. That’s why: people can easily buy their desired vehicles using different installment facilities.

2. Japan:

Japan is one of the most developed countries in south Asia. Their automotive industries are one of the most prominent and largest industries in the world. After the second world, their development in technology and also in other fields grows massively than any other country in the world. Japan has been in the top three of the countries with most cars manufactured since the 1960s. In the 1980 and 1990, they overtook USA as the production leader up to 13 million cars manufactured and exports which brings an enormous change in their automotive industry. Data was first collected in 1963; the total number of vehicles on Japan’s roads has fallen over a three month period. Between December and February, the total number of buses, cars and motorbikes on the countries roads fell 0.2 percent to 79.43 million. This affects not only the car makers but also the other companies which are related to these industries. That’s why; Government now plans to spend 567 billion for the road building and to increase the automotive industries in 2010. Now Japan is the third largest automotive producer in the world after USA and China.

Japan Autos

Japanese not only produce cars they also produce their other vehicles such as bicycles, motor vehicles etc. Their investment in these industries and their remote outlook to be a developed country in the world helps them grew the auto industry in many countries throughout the few last decades.

1. USA:

The country which has the most number of vehicles is United States of America. It is the home to the largest passenger vehicle market of any country in the world. This country is divided among 50 states. That’s why; a wide range of good transportation system depends upon the vehicles. According to 2007 estimation, there were 254.4 million registered passenger vehicles in the United States. The number of vehicles is increased steadily since 1960 indicating the growing number of vehicles per capita. As this country has the most number of passenger vehicles market, this is also the home for the 3 large vehicle manufacturers: General motor, Ford motor company and Chrysler.

USA Autos

According to the US Bureau of Transportation for 2009, there are 254212610 registered passenger vehicles in the United States. As the car or the other vehicles are affordable and having some good opportunities to buy, people of all classes have their own vehicle. This increases the number of vehicles in the United States. The Government has also taken some steps to decrease the price of the vehicles. For this reason, everyone is willing to buy a vehicle to assure their safe journey.


Part of the womstreet editing team, Laura is from the UK and has keen interests in Business, entertainment, home, design and culture.