At least one in ten freight transport vehicles on EU roads is over 10 years old
More than half of the European road freight market was made up of vehicles aged less than 5 years in 2015, with Greece having the oldest fleet of vehicles.
According to Eurostat numbers, in 2015, 59% of the European road freight market was made up of vehicles aged less than 5 years. A further 26% were between 6 and 9 years old while 15% of road freight transport vehicles were over 10 years old.
In seven of the Member States, vehicles aged less than 5 years accounted for at least two-thirds of the total road freight transport. Younger vehicles made up about 80% of road freight transport in Germany (83%) and Luxembourg (77%) and about 70% in the United Kingdom (73%), France and Sweden (both 71%), Denmark (70%) and Austria (67%).
In contrast, over half of the road freight transport was carried by vehicles aged 10 or more in Greece (59%), a third in Bulgaria (33%) and over a quarter in Poland (29%), Cyprus and Portugal (both 26%).