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ACEA data confirmed: BLL aligned with Europe best players


A young fleet to respond sustainably to the challenges of transportation.

11.8 years is the average age of cars currently circulating in Europe. It is revealed in the 2022-2023 edition of the Automobile Industry Pocket Guide, the annual guide published by ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association. Among the data shown by ACEA about the state of the vehicle market on the continent, the value referring to the average age of vehicles is important because it indicates, on one hand, sustainability in terms of pollution levels, and on the other hand, the general trend towards fleet renewal.

On the basis of individual categories, the European averages indicate, precisely, 11.8 years for cars, 11.9 years for light commercial vehicles under 3.5 tons, 14.1 years for vehicles over 3.5 tons (generally trucks), and 12.8 years for buses.

Analyzing the situation by individual country, Luxembourg stands at the top levels, with an average of 6 years for each of the mentioned categories, while Greece is undoubtedly the worst-performing nation, with averages exceeding 16.6 years and reaching over 20.2 years for vans and trucks.

Italy falls into the middle range. Regarding cars, the average age is 11.8 years, similar to the Slovenian figure (12), better than Spain (13.1), Portugal (13.2), Finland (12.5), but not as good as France (10.3) and Germany (9.8). For light commercial vehicles, Italy reaches 13.8 years, worse than Spain (13.3), Poland (13.6), Hungary (12.5), Croatia (12.2), and the Czech Republic (13.4).

The situation worsens with increasing weight. For trucks, Italy is among the oldest nations, with an average age of 18.5 years. Only Greece fares worse (21.4). The Czech Republic and Estonia come close (17.6), followed by Romania (16.8), and strangely, Belgium (16). For comparison, France has a figure of 9 years, and Germany has 9.6 years.

Certainly, in addition to the age of the vehicle fleet, the number of vehicles per inhabitant must be considered. For Italy, we are talking about 755 vehicles per 1000 inhabitants, one of the highest figures in the continent, whose average is 641 vehicles.

These statistics given, we are proud to declare that the entire BLL fleet consists of Euro 5 and Euro 6 vehicles with an average age of 9.8 years, which decreases to 5 years for light commercial vehicles under 3.5 tons and increases to 11.3 years for vehicles over 3.5 tons. Thus, we align ourselves with the transportation companies of France and Germany, which boast the youngest vehicle fleet among European nations.

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