Vehicles

In 2018, 6.1 million motorised road vehicles (excluding mopeds) were registered in Switzerland. This corresponds to an increase of 33% compared with 2000. The 6.1 million vehicles included 4.6 million passenger cars and 0.7 million motorcycles.

In addition, 3 284 aircraft (in 2018), 3 238 tractive railway vehicles (2015) and 96 466 private passenger vessels (2018) were registered in Switzerland's vehicle registers.

Number of vehicles
Road vehicles
Stock of road motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 6 113 791 2018
    Change +33% 2000–2018
    Passenger cars 4 602 688 2018
    Motorcycles 739 344 2018
    Goods vehicles
428 808 2018
New registrations of road motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 395 413 2018
    Passenger cars 300 887 2018
Share of households with bicycle(s) 65% 2015
Other vehicles
Aircraft1 3 284 2018
Tractive railway vehicles 3 238 2015
Private passenger vessels2 96 466 2018
1) Fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, powered gliders, gliders, free balloons, airships
2) 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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