By on October 10, 2010

Hidden deep in the bowels of a rather boring story on how the China’s Traffic Control Bureau wants to implement  “nine measures to better manage autos and supervise drivers” (story brought to you by the China Securities Journal via Gasgoo) is an interesting nugget of information: “The number of motor vehicles owned by Chinese citizens is of 199 million according to this year’s figure, 85 million of which are cars.”

Now THAT is interesting. (Read More…)

By on February 18, 2010

For the first time in recorded history, Germany has more than 50m motor vehicles (all kinds) on its roads, Autobahns, and “Staus” (traffic jams.)  This according to a report released by the German Kraftfahrtbundesamt, the friendly folks who keep helpful statistics of everything car-related in Germany, in addition to the brownie-points you rack up when driving above the allegedly non-existent speed limit, and gosh, maybe with your “Handy” by your ear.

With a population of 82m, this brings the motor vehicle density in Deutschland to more than 600 per thousand pop. A respectable number, but still a far cry from the more than 800 per thousand in the U.S.A.  The report reveals more useful (or not) numbers: (Read More…)

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