Licensed vehicles increase at an average rate of 33 per day

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Licensed vehicles increase at an average rate of 33 per dayThere were 375,041 licensed motor vehicles recorded by the end of March this year, the National Statistics Office said today. This was an increase of 3.7% over the same quarter last year, an average of 33 vehicles per day.

The administrative data obtained from Transport Malta shows that out of this total, 78.3% were passenger cars, 13.6% were commercial vehicles, 7.0% were motorcycles/quadricycles and All Terrain Vehicle’s (ATV), while buses and minibuses amounted to less than 1%, the NSO said.

There were 6,573 new licences issued during the period under review. The NSO noted that the majority of new licences, 5,022 or 76.4% of the total, were issued for passenger cars.

7,531 vehicles were taken off the roads due to a restriction during the first quarter Out of these, 39.0% were put for resale, 30.8% were scrapped, while garaged vehicles amounted to 28.1%,

226,083 vehicles or 60.3% of the total, were petrol engines. Vehicles with diesel engines reached 146,192 or 39.0% of the total. The NSO said that electric and hybrid vehicles still accounted for less than 0.5%of the entire stock, with a total of 1,426 circulating on our roads.

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