All passenger vehicles with a valid Dutch licence plate which are allowed on public roads during (part of) the reporting year, including passenger vehicles that are registered as part of a business inventory and passenger cars which only circulated on the road network for part of the year, e.g. new or imported vehicles and vehicles which were scrapped or exported during the reporting year. The calculated numbers are higher than the number of registered passenger vehicles on reference date 1 January as are published in datasets on the motor vehicle fleet. Passenger vehicles in use include all vehicles which may have circulated on the road network throughout the year. The motor vehicle fleet only refers to the number of valid licence plates as at 1 January. Hence, that number is lower.
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