Cars in Montenegro are on average 16 years old

Podgorica

Last year, there were 230,982 vehicles in Montenegro, of which 98.8 percent, ie 228,162 motor vehicles, while the percentage of trailers was significantly lower – 2,820. This is shown by the data from the Study of the structure of the vehicle fleet. The study was published on the website of the Ministry of Transport of Montenegro, and the author of the study is Dr. Sreten Simović.

– The largest percentage of the vehicle fleet was recorded on the territory of Podgorica (31 percent), followed by the municipalities of Niksic (9.5 percent), Bar (8.3 percent), as well as on the territory of the municipality of Herceg Novi (six percent). All other municipalities, observed individually, in the total sample of the fleet of registered road vehicles in Montenegro are represented in percentages less than six percent – the study states.

Passenger vehicles are in the lead

The most represented vehicles in the vehicle fleet of Montenegro are passenger cars, in the amount of 86.2 percent, while all other types of vehicles are represented in the amount of 13.8 percent.

The results of the study show that 88.37 percent of vehicles were produced in Europe, with the largest percentage of vehicles, 54.17 percent, being produced in Germany, while 19.67 percent of vehicles were produced in France.

– By analyzing the vehicle fleet, vehicles manufactured outside European countries, it can be seen that the largest percentage of these vehicles is manufactured in Japan, 7.16 percent, or 16,543 vehicles – the study specified.

The results of the study show that the largest percentage of vehicles use diesel fuel as an energy source, ie 72.1 percent or 166,565 vehicle units, and gasoline 98 uses 23.1 percent of vehicles or 53,403 vehicle units of the analyzed vehicle fleet as fuel.

Registered vehicles in Montenegro were produced on average in 2003, so that the average age of the registered vehicle fleet is about 16 years.

– Having in mind the age of vehicles during the first registration in Montenegro, 28.2 percent of vehicles at the first registration were aged from ten to 15, while vehicles up to one year of age were represented in the amount of 26.3 percent. Of the 26.3 percent of registered vehicles up to one year of age at the time of first vehicle registration, the largest number is in the age range in the first third of the year, ie up to four months, and includes 17.7 percent of vehicles – the study says.

Time

The largest number of vehicles, ie 178,249 or 77.2 percent of the vehicle fleet of Montenegro, has the maximum permissible weight in the range of 1,000 to 2,000 kilograms, followed by vehicles with the maximum permissible weight in the range of 2,000 to 3,000 kg, which is 12, 1 percent of the analyzed sample.

– According to the power of the propulsion engine, the largest percentage of vehicles, ie 36.1 percent of the vehicle fleet is equipped with a propulsion engine of power in the range from 50 to 75 kW, followed by vehicles whose power of the propulsion engine is in the range of 75 to 100 kW in the amount of 26.4 percent. This is expected having in mind that the largest percentage of registered vehicles are passenger vehicles of the M1 category (a vehicle that has a maximum of eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat), the study said.

It is stated that more than half of the vehicle fleet of registered vehicles in Montenegro, ie 51 percent or 117,860 vehicles are equipped with a propulsion engine with a volume in the range from 1,500 to 2,000 cm3, followed by vehicles with a drive engine volume in the range of 1,000 to 1,500 cm3 in a share of 25.7 percent or 5,9361 vehicles.

– Having in mind the own weight of vehicles, the largest percentage of the vehicle fleet, in the amount of 57.2 percent of the analyzed sample, ie 132,009 vehicles, has its own weight which is in the range from 1,000 to 1,500 kg – the study says.

Data on vehicle carrying capacity are present in 21,424 vehicles and it includes 9.3 percent of the analyzed sample.

– The analysis of vehicle carrying capacity leads to the conclusion that the largest number of vehicles has a carrying capacity in the range of 1,000 to 5,000 kg and it includes 3.2 percent of vehicles, or 7,288 vehicles – the study states.

The distribution of the vehicle fleet according to the number of seats in the vehicle indicates that the largest percentage of vehicles, as many as 81.5 percent or 188,288 vehicles, have built-in seats that enable the accommodation of five passengers in the seats.

Volkswagen drives the most in Montenegro

The analysis shows that the largest number of 64,486 vehicles are those of the Volkswagen brand, followed by Renault vehicles with 27,198, and then Mercedes-Benz with 13,906 vehicles.

– A comparative analysis of the vehicle fleet by fuel types and vehicle brands shows that Volkswagen is dominant in all types of fuel, except for electric vehicles, where Toyota is the most represented with 27 vehicles – the study states.

329 vehicles in Savnik, 71,612 in Podgorica

The results of the study show that the municipalities with the fewest vehicles are Savnik with 329 vehicles, Plužine with 538, Gusinje with 691 vehicles, Petnjica with 939 and Žabljak with 965 vehicles.

Most vehicles are in Podgorica 71,612, followed by Nikšić with 21,879 vehicles, in Bar there are 19,173 vehicles, in the municipality of Herceg Novi 13,933 vehicles, and in Budva 12,689 vehicles.

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