Vehicles

In 2022, 6.4 million motorised road vehicles (excluding mopeds) were registered in Switzerland. This corresponds to an increase of 39% compared with 2000. The 6.4 million vehicles included 4.7 million passenger cars and 0.8 million motorcycles.

In addition, 3132 aircraft (in 2021), 3426 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 6 368 104 2022p
    Change +39% 2000–2022p
    Passenger cars 4 720 865 2022p
    Motorcycles 789 741 2022p
    Goods vehicles
475 660 2022p
New registrations of road motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 350 056 2021
    Passenger cars 242 263 2021
Share of households with bicycle(s) 65% 2015
Other vehicles
Aircraft2 3 132 2021
Tractive railway vehicles 3 426 2020
Private passenger vessels3 97 795 2021
1) 2022: Stock as of 15 October
2) Fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, powered gliders, gliders, free balloons, airships
3) Motor, sailing, rowing boats etc.
p provisional data
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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