Vehicles

In 2019, 6.2 million motorised road vehicles (excluding mopeds) were registered in Switzerland. This corresponds to an increase of 34% compared with 2000. The 6.2 million vehicles included 4.6 million passenger cars and 0.7 million motorcycles.

In addition, 3 211 aircraft (in 2019), 3 238 tractive railway vehicles (2015) and 96 319 private passenger vessels (2019) were registered in Switzerland's vehicle registers.

Number of vehicles
Road vehicles
Stock of road motor vehicles (excl. mopeds)1 6 160 262 2019
    Change +34% 2000–2019
    Passenger cars 4 623 952 2019
    Motorcycles 744 542 2019
    Goods vehicles
440 795 2019
New registrations of road motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 409 876 2019
    Passenger cars 312 902 2019
Share of households with bicycle(s) 65% 2015
Other vehicles
Aircraft2 3 211 2019
Tractive railway vehicles 3 238 2015
Private passenger vessels3 96 319 2019
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, level of motorisation

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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