European second-hand car market analysis - Final Report

for the European Commission DG Climate Action

The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other emissions from the transport sector is a highly relevant issue at European level. In order to establish a coherent and effective European policy in this field it is vital to have sound information on the composition of the vehicle fleet in Europe. However, particularly in the passenger car sector relevant knowledge is limited. By analysing the cross-border trade of second hand cars within EU 27 as well as the corresponding vehicle usage patterns this study contributed to an improved understanding of the situation thus providing valuable information for fleet modelling and evolution forecasts.