Statistics can not only illuminate, but also astonish. Five examples from the world of the car.
The average German car has 153 hp, now costs 31.130 euros and will be scrapped or exported after 9,5 years. But there are also a lot of less common numbers and statistics about the car. A selection.
According to the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), around 20 percent of the new electric cars registered in Germany since the beginning of the decade have already disappeared from the car fleet. If you add up all newly registered models since 2010, you get around 105.000 units - in fact, however, only around 1.1.2019 vehicles have been registered with the authority (cut-off date: January 83.000, 22.000). The missing XNUMX vehicles have apparently already left the country for the most part - often in the direction of countries with higher demand for electric cars due to subsidies.
Lancia should actually be the problem child in the Fiat Chrysler group: Although the brand has been withdrawn from the market everywhere outside Italy and even the model range in the home country has shrunk to the aging mini car Ypsilon, it beats the in-house competition. At least in Europe, Lancia left Alfa Romeo with just under 2019 new vehicle registrations (plus 35.000 percent) in the first half of 28, which came to almost 30.000 units (minus 42 percent). Alfa explains the decline with a lower share of self-registrations, while Lancia should also contribute large discounts to the boom in registrations. After all, the Ypsilon is more than eight years old.
Danes give rubber:
Bridgestone is the world's top-selling tire manufacturer. In 2017, the Japanese sold tires and related goods worth $ 26,2 billion. Regarding the number of pieces produced, Lego, on the other hand, should belong to the industry throne: the toy manufacturer claims to produce more than 700 million tires for its kits each year. Every 100th Lego part is therefore a tire. How big is the lead over Bridgestone, can not be said exactly. The automotive supplier does not report its annual balance sheet in pieces, but in tons. In 2018 there were 1,9 million.
Nowadays, every automaker is happy to have a solid single-digit market share. Car pioneer Ford could only laugh about 100 years ago. In 1924, every second car in the world was a Ford T. Between 1908 and 1927, 15 million units were built, the majority on the assembly line introduced in 1913. The high production speed also has to do with the limited choice of colors: the only option was black - probably also because this paint dried particularly quickly.
Golf falls victim to the SUV boom:
Since its invention, the Golf has been the most built car in the VW group. Until 2018. This year, the compact SUV Tiguan conquered the throne: with 861.331 to 805.752 units. Between the two even the small car Polo cheated with 855.179 units. In 2019, the result should be similar, since VW has already shut down production in view of the upcoming Golf successor. It remains to be seen whether the eighth generation of the bestseller can straighten the hierarchy again. With the electric car VW ID.3, the long-term bestseller has a new competitor who could attract a similar target group. However, the Tiguan also has in-house competition in the form of T-Roc and T-Cross.