Vehicles

In 2021, 6.3 million motorised road vehicles (excluding mopeds) were registered in Switzerland. This corresponds to an increase of 38% compared with 2000. The 6.3 million vehicles included 4.7 million passenger cars and 0.8 million motorcycles.

In addition, 3181 aircraft (in 2020), 3 426 tractive railway vehicles (2020) and 97 795 private passenger vessels (2021) were registered in Switzerland's vehicle registers.

Number of vehicles
Road vehicles
Stock of road motor vehicles (excl. mopeds)1 6 312 055p 2021
    Change +38%p 2000–2021
    Passenger cars 4 688 235p 2021
    Motorcycles  788 800p 2021
    Goods vehicles
 464 150p 2021
New registrations of road motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 336 841 2020
    Passenger cars 238 664 2020
Share of households with bicycle(s) 65% 2015
Other vehicles
Aircraft2 3 181 2020
Tractive railway vehicles 3 426 2020
Private passenger vessels3 97 795 2021
p provisional data
1) Stock as of 30 September
2) Fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, powered gliders, gliders, free balloons, airships
3) Motor, sailing, rowing boats etc.
Sources: FSO – Public transport statistics (TP); FSO, ARE – Mobility and transport microcensus (MTMC); FSO, FEDRO – New registrations of road vehicles (IVS), Stock of road vehicles (MFZ); FSO, FOCA – Civil aviation statistics (AVIA_ZL); Swiss association of the registration offices – Number of vessels

Statistical concepts

On this topic

Road vehicles - Stock

Detailed data on road vehicles and the number of passenger cars per 1000 inhabitants

Road vehicles - New registrations

Detailed annual and monthly data on newly registered road vehicles

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