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Large road traffic volumes in Oslo and Akershus
statistikk
2011-05-03T10:00:00.000Z
Transport and tourism
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klreg, Road traffic volumes, passenger cars, goods vehicles, buses, coaches, taxis, ambulances, lorriesLand transport , Transport and tourism
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Road traffic volumes2010

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Large road traffic volumes in Oslo and Akershus

The total road traffic volumes performed by Norwegian passenger cars, goods road vehicles and buses were about the same in 2010 as the previous year. Vehicles owned by persons and enterprises in Oslo and Akershus had the highest shares of the total road traffic volumes.

Road traffic volumes, by main type of vehicle and home county of owner. 2010. Million kilometres

Road traffic volumes, by type of fuel. 2005-2010. Million kilometres

Passenger cars, goods road vehicles and buses with owners living in Akershus were driven 5.6 billion kilometres in 2010. The share of the total road traffic volumes performed by vehicles from Akershus was 13.6 per cent. In comparison, vehicles with owners living in Oslo were driven 5.2 billion kilometres and had a 12.3 per cent share of the total driving in 2010. Vehicles from Hordaland had an 8.1 per cent share of the total traffic volumes in 2010, while vehicles from Rogaland had a 7.6 per cent share.

Increase in driving done with diesel cars

The diesel-powered goods road vehicles, buses and passenger cars in Norway were driven a total of 23.8 billion kilometres in 2009, while the corresponding petrol-powered vehicles were driven a total of 18.7 billion kilometres. Thus, the diesel-powered vehicles’ share of the total road traffic volumes in Norway increased from 53 to 56 per cent from 2009 to 2010. The petrol-powered vehicles’ share sank from 47 to 44 per cent in the same period. Vehicles powered by other fuels than diesel and petrol only had a 0.1 per cent share of the total road traffic volumes in 2010.

New cars are driven the most

Average annual driving distances, by main type of vehicle and age of vehicle. 2010. Kilometres

Road traffic volumes, by main type of vehicle. 2005-2010. Million kilometres

New cars are generally driven more than older cars. Utility vehicles like road tractors, lorries and buses are driven quite a lot longer than other types of vehicles in their first five to ten years. After a while, however, the average yearly mileage of utility vehicles closes in on the average mileage of other types of vehicles. Passenger cars newer than five years were driven an average of 16 900 kilometres in 2010. The average annual driving distance for all passenger cars was 13 300 kilometres in 2010; a decline from 13 600 kilometres in 2009. Heavy lorries and road tractors newer than five years were driven an average of 57 300 kilometres in 2010, while the annual average driving distance for all heavy lorries and road tractors was 35 900 kilometres.

Same level of total road traffic volumes

Norwegian passenger cars, goods road vehicles and buses were driven a total of 42.6 billion kilometres in 2010; about the same as the previous year. Passenger cars performed 77 per cent of the total road traffic volumes last year; a slight increase from 2009 following an increase in the number of passenger cars in the same period. On the whole, goods road vehicles and buses were driven less in 2010 than in the previous year. Road tractors were still working harder than any other type of road vehicle in Norway in 2010, with an annual average driving distance of 65 800 kilometres.

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