How Many Cars Are There In The World?

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Written on: 12-28-2011 12:25am    Title: How Many Cars Are There In The World?
Occasionally it is convenient to take a break and see the automotive world with some perspective. For example, to discover that today, there are more than a billion cars in the world (1,015 million, specifically). This, viewed differently, means one car for every seven people. It doesn't seem somewhat exaggerated (assuming that on the planet live seven billion people), but then you have to think about the supply chain and dependency necessary to maintain a fleet of vehicles so enormous.

This number includes passenger and commercial cars and heavy vehicles but excludes working heavy vehicles that operate off-road, such as the large quarries dumper trucks. This figure represents a 3.6% increase in cars in 2010, approximately 985 million.

Much of the blame for this growth – the second largest annual growth in history – is because of the explosion of the Chinese market, which has sold 27.5% more cars than in 2010. There are 16.8 million more vehicles in China than in 2010, with a total number that reaches 78 million.


For the first time, China has overtaken Japan in the number of cars (73.9 million) and stands in the second position in the world rankings. Said this, the vehicles/population ratio is still very low in China, and the global car champion with the major number of cars on its streets remains the United States. Currently, the USA has registered a tremendous quantity of 239.8 million cars, more than driver licenses issued in the country.

Spain, for example, does not reach 30 million cars, so neither reach the U.S. ratio of one car for every 1.3 persons. If the future continues like that, the U.S. will not increase registrations by more than 1% per year, while China could double its fleet of vehicles in less than 10 years.

This means that in 15 years, China could have surpassed the U.S., and all that, forgetting countries like India and Brazil, which are increasingly contributing to the growth of cars in the world.

It's time to think about the future. Can the oil and energy industry endure the demand? Are we thinking about what will happen to our planet?
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Written on: 12-28-2011 02:35am    Title: How many cars are there in the world?  
Let's see, just think what it is to have more than one million cars in our (single and beautiful) planet Earth: How many millions of tons of gas crap is poured every year with all those cars circulating around? How many barrels of oil are wasted standing in line because half of the world roads are not prepared to take in so many vehicles coming in and out of cities? What about with all the tons of scrap metal, lubricants, corrosive or poisonous liquids that sit on the floor and all they do is pollute it? And we have not spoken yet about the immense amount of raw material (metal, glass or oil to make plastics) that the industry has to extract or get to make them.

And then the automotive industry try to sell us the cars as organic products only because they spend less fuel than 10 years ago ... fuck off..... the world is going to the hell... just check the daily weather of these, something is going on and something is going to happen, this is no normal.
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Written on: 12-28-2011 12:25pm    Title: How many cars are there in the world?  
All the evil in the world is the fault of the Chinese. The Chinese are destroying and killing the planet. Can you believe what's going to happen in the world the day that every chinese has a car? one car per chinese! The end of the world!
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Written on: 01-09-2012 02:15am    Title: How many cars are there in the world?  
Interesting facts :)
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Written on: 02-20-2023 09:54am    Title: How Many Cars Are There In The World?  

According to ChatGPT, as of 2021, there were approximately 1.4 billion passenger cars on the roads worldwide, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA). However, this number is constantly changing as new cars are manufactured and old cars are retired from service. It's worth noting that this figure only includes passenger cars and does not consider other types of vehicles, such as trucks, buses, or motorcycles.
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