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Americans have far more cars than the rest of the world

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You can see the full chart here.  An interesting comparision is with Canada, a country of similar size to the USA without a much better public transit system, yet with 36% fewer cars per person than the USA.

 

Conclusion - we got too many dang cars.

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Rank   Countries  Amount 
  Weighted average: 437.3 per 1,000 people    
# 1   Italy: 539 per 1,000 people   
# 2   Germany: 508 per 1,000 people   
# 3   Austria: 495 per 1,000 people   
# 4   Switzerland: 486 per 1,000 people   
# 5   Australia: 485 per 1,000 people   
# 6   New Zealand: 481 per 1,000 people   
# 7   United States: 478 per 1,000 people   
# 8   France: 469 per 1,000 people   
# 9   Canada: 459 per 1,000 people   
# 10   Belgium: 448 per 1,000 people   
# 11   Sweden: 437 per 1,000 people   
# 12   Norway: 407 per 1,000 people   
# 13   Finland: 403 per 1,000 people   
# 14   Japan: 395 per 1,000 people   
# 15   Netherlands: 383 per 1,000 people   
# 16   United Kingdom: 373 per 1,000 people   
# 17   Denmark: 353 per 1,000 people   
# 18   Ireland: 272 per 1,000 people   

 

 

This is the number of cars per person from the same source the chart Dana has is the number of motor vehicles which includes a lot more types of vehicles and I would guess that some nations are not as stringent about making keeping track of different types of vehicles.  I could not find if they included ATV and snomobile numbers in the count, which I know many rural Canadians use for transportation.

 


If you use Danas link and look on the left side and click on cars you will see the above info in the same format as his graph.

 

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