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THE MARKET

Statistics taken from the ACEA - The European Automobile Manufacturers Organisation – 2020 Report.  The ACEA represents the 14 Europe‐based car, van, truck and bus manufacturers.

Semi-Trailers

HGV's

In the UK
  • 98.8% of all trucks in the UK run on diesel, while petrol fuels only 0.6%

  • There are 605,000 trucks on the UK’s roads

  • Trucks are on average 10 years old in the UK

In the EU
  • There are 6.6 million trucks on the EU’s roads. With more than 1.1 million trucks, Poland has the largest truck fleet, followed closely by Germany (946,541) and Italy (904,308)

  • Trucks are on average 12.4 years old in the European Union. Among the EU’s five major markets, Spain has the oldest truck fleet (14.4 years), followed closely by Italy (14.0 years)

  • 98.3% of all trucks in the EU run on diesel, while petrol fuels only 1%

In the UK
  • 98.4% of all buses in the UK run on diesel

  • The average age of UK buses is 8 years in 2020

In the EU
  • Around 770,000 buses are in operation throughout the European Union, 30% of which is found in two countries alone: Poland and Italy

  • The average age of EU buses is 11.4 years in 2020. The oldest buses can be found in Greece (20.4 years) and the youngest ones in Austria (5.4 years)

Coach Fleet

BUSES

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HEAVY PLANT

In the UK

There are approximately as many as 800,000 heavy plant machines in use in 2020 in the UK.  All run on diesel.  30,000 new units are sold into the market every year. 

In the EU

There are as many as 5 Million heavy plant machines in use in 2020 in the EU.  All run on diesel.  145,000 new units are sold into the market every year.