The car is always the car. The evolution of mobility continues unabated, yet the private car remains the preferred means of transport for getting around. At European level, Italy is the second country for cars per thousand inhabitants: 646. An average that also derives from incredibly high regional peaks: think for example of Trentino Alto Adige and Valle d’Aosta, with the latter even boasting 1,711 cars every thousand inhabitants. The data, provided by Eurostat, however, testify that the average of our country is not the highest in the continent.
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At the top of this particular ranking is Luxembourg, which counts 694 cars per thousand inhabitants. The podium is tied with 630 cars per thousand inhabitants Finland and Cyprus. And Germany? The largest car market in Europe ranks only in fifth position, with 580 cars per thousand inhabitants. Clearly no alarm bells for the Germans, since in total terms at the end of 2020 there were 48.2 million cars on the country’s roads, a symbol that the attachment to the car is still very strong. Like any ranking, countries cannot be missing tail lights: Hungary, Latvia and Romania appear at the bottom of the list, with respectively 373, 369 and 332 cars per thousand inhabitants.