Number of licensed vehicles rises to 315,875

The number of licensed motor vehicles stood at 315,875 at the end of March, up by 0.4 per cent over the previous quarter, the NSO said this morning.

Of these, 79.3 per cent were passenger cars, 14.5 per cent were commercial vehicles, 5.1 per cent were motorcycles, while buses and minibuses accounted for less than one per cent).

The numbers include 286 hybrid passenger vehicles.

New licences

New licences issued during the first quarter this year amounted to 3,557. The majority of new licences (2,846 or 80.0 per cent of the total) covered passenger cars, followed by goods carrying vehicles with 414.

Newly-licensed 'new' motor vehicles amounted to 1,621, or 45.6 per cent of the total, and newly licensed ‘used’ motor vehicles totalled 1,936.

In the first quarter, 48 vehicles were exported. Garaged vehicles amounted to 1,625, while scrapped vehicles totalled 1,326.

As at the end of March, 193,004 vehicles, or 61.1 per cent of the total, had petrol engines.

Vehicles with diesel engines totalled 122,359, or 38.7 per cent of the total.



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