The transport performance generated on Swiss roads in 2020 totalled 17.0 billion tonne-kilometres – i.e. 25% more than in 2000. By far the largest part, i.e. 95%, was accounted for by heavy goods transport by lorries and road tractors. In contrast, the contribution of light utility vehicles (especially delivery vans) accounted for only 5%. This is because light vehicles have a small payload.
The share of light utility vehicles in the vehicle-kilometres covered was higher than that of heavy goods vehicles (69% compared with 31% in 2020). Overall, goods vehicles covered 7,0 billion kilometres in Switzerland in 2020. This is slightly more than one tenth of the kilometre performance of all motorised road transport.