Motor vehicles admitted; type, age class, 1 January

Motor vehicles admitted; type, age class, 1 January

Class of vehicle age Years Total road vehicles (number) Passenger car (number) Commercial vehicles Total commercial vehicles (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Total commercial motor vehicles (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Delivery van (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Lorry (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Road tractor (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Special purpose vehicle (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Bus (number) Commercial vehicles Trailers and semi-trailers Total trailers and semi-trailers (number)
Total 2022 11,917,133 8,827,709 2,411,637 1,182,857 974,792 60,867 82,436 56,230 8,532 1,228,780
Younger than 1 year 2022 461,654 320,706 126,478 77,212 65,794 3,132 6,702 1,324 260 49,266
1 or 2 years 2022 1,184,233 903,443 251,719 167,234 140,185 8,254 14,242 3,020 1,533 84,485
3 or 4 years 2022 1,290,656 984,955 275,233 188,631 157,604 8,515 18,421 2,806 1,285 86,602
5 or 6 years 2022 1,164,204 904,688 227,718 155,407 128,066 7,256 16,545 2,488 1,052 72,311
7 or 8 years 2022 1,072,671 875,299 169,669 111,990 94,522 5,134 9,334 1,945 1,055 57,679
9 to 11 years 2022 1,807,853 1,526,692 235,799 145,102 126,432 7,556 6,652 3,060 1,402 90,697
12 to 14 years 2022 1,473,455 1,157,441 248,812 129,811 112,926 7,508 4,655 3,536 1,186 119,001
15 to 19 years 2022 1,803,384 1,381,167 315,067 112,928 96,697 5,129 3,313 7,502 287 202,139
20 to 24 years 2022 771,460 466,140 208,708 44,045 28,124 3,099 1,018 11,657 147 164,663
25 years or older 2022 887,563 307,178 352,434 50,497 24,442 5,284 1,554 18,892 325 301,937
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains key data on the admitted vehicle fleet of passenger cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles (by vehicle category and by age class of the vehicle).

The figures are based on the registration numbers provided by the Dutch Road Traffic Authority (RDW). All vehicles that were registered on 1 January of each year and that were admitted on the road the previous year have been counted. The data are recorded and stored. The register can be accessed for statistical purposes. Vehicles that were uninsured during the whole previous year are not allowed on the road and are, therefore, excluded. Also, vehicles that were registered as in stock of a company on 1 January were not taken into account.

Data available from: 2019

Status of the figures: final

Changes as of 15 August 2022:
Textual changes have been made that do not affect the interpretation of the figures.

When will new figures be published?
New figures of the vehicle fleet on 1 January will be published at the end of the first quarter of the running year.

Description topics

Total road vehicles
Vehicle running on wheels and intended for use on roads.

This includes passenger cars, commercial vehicles (vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles, buses, trailers and semi-trailers), and motorcycles. Although trailers and semi-trailers officially do not belong to the category motor vehicles, these are included in this table.
Passenger car
Road motor vehicle, other than a moped or a motor cycle, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine persons (including the driver).

Included are:
a) Passenger cars
b) Vans designed and used primarily for transport of passengers
c) Taxis
d) Hire cars
e) Ambulances
f) Motor homes.

Excluded are light goods road vehicles, as well as motor-coaches, buses and mini-buses/mini-coaches.

"Passenger car" includes taxis and passenger hire cars, provided that they have fewer than ten seats. As of May 1, 2009 motor homes are registered as passenger cars or bus depending on the number of seats. Before that date motor homes are registered as special purpose vehicles.
Commercial vehicles
Vehicle exclusively or primarily designed for the commercial transport of goods and passengers, for special purposes or to haul semi-trailers.

This includes vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles, buses, trailers and semi-trailers.
Total commercial vehicles
Vehicle exclusively or primarily designed for the commercial transport of goods and passengers, for special purposes or to haul semi-trailers.

This includes vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles, buses, trailers and semi-trailers.
Commercial motor vehicles
Motor vehicle exclusively or primarily designed for the commercial transport of goods and passengers.

This includes vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles and buses.
Trailers and semi-trailers are not included.
Total commercial motor vehicles
Motor vehicle exclusively or primarily designed for the commercial transport of goods and passengers.

This includes vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles and buses.
Trailers and semi-trailers are not included.
Delivery van
Goods road vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of not more than 3500 kg, designed, exclusively or primarily, to carry goods.

Included are vans designed for and used primarily for transport of goods, pick-ups and small lorries with a gross vehicle weight of not more than 3500 kg.
Lorry
Rigid heavy goods road vehicle with a gross vehicle weight above 3500 kg, exclusively or primarily designed to carry goods.
Road tractor
Road motor vehicle, exclusively or primarily designed to haul other road vehicles which are not power-driven (mainly semi-trailers).

Agricultural tractors are not included.
Special purpose vehicle
Road motor vehicle designed for purposes other than the carriage of passengers or goods.

This includes:
a) Motor homes
b) Vehicles for transporting other vehicles
c) Garbage trucks
d) Fire brigade vehicles
e) Mobile cranes
f) Aerial work platforms
g) Other special purpose road motor vehicles

As of May 1, 2009 motor homes are registered as passenger cars or bus depending on the number of seats. Before that date motor homes are registered as special purpose vehicles.
Bus
Passenger road motor vehicle designed to seat more than nine persons (including the driver).
Trailers and semi-trailers
Trailer
Goods road vehicle designed to be hauled by a road motor vehicle. Caravans are also included in the category trailer.

Semi-trailer
Goods road vehicle with no front axle designed in such way that part of the vehicle and a substantial part of its loaded weight rests on the road tractor.
Total trailers and semi-trailers
Trailer
Goods road vehicle designed to be hauled by a road motor vehicle. Caravans are also included in the category trailer.

Semi-trailer
Goods road vehicle with no front axle designed in such way that part of the vehicle and a substantial part of its loaded weight rests on the road tractor.