• Josu avatar Josu Posted: 8/22/2012 10:51am PDT

    I don't understand why everybody accept this report, is nobody out there that make the math? Nobody can look at the official figures from the US Department of Transportation? Because between the figures of that report an the official ones is a 120 million gap. 120 million is a little step figure for me, Not for you?

    And, by the way here in Spain never have car sales been bigger than in the US in a per capita basis any single year since Mrs. Benz took her husband Karl tricycle to visit her family, and the average age of the fleet is less than in US. So is Empirically impossible that Spain can have more vehicles than US per capita.

  • edzu avatar edzu Posted: 8/20/2012 10:37am PDT

    Europe has far more available public transportation options than we do. I find it strange that they have more cars per capita.

  • Josu avatar Josu Posted: 8/22/2012 11:27am PDT

    Simply is not true, go to the US department of transportation web page and download the official figures PDF. More, Spain is one of the countries that supposedly have more cars. Well, I´m from Spain and at days to turn 49yo. and after reading sales figures from Spain and US for decades I can tell you that may country never have matched in per capita basis the sales figures of US, more, here the average fleet age is lower than there, so the scrapagge to sales ratio has been higher, that makes arithmetically impossible Spain could have more vehicles than US.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 8/20/2012 12:16pm PDT

    Funny, I though the same thing.