LIFE EXPECTATION OF PASSENGER CARS. CALCULATIONS PERFORMED 1975

PERSONBILARS LIVSLAENGD BERAEKNINGAR UTFOERDA 1975

Annual testing of motor vehicles in Sweden is performed by an independent organisation with testing stations at many places all over the country. Since this system has been in existence for 10 years, valuable statistics have been compiled concerning the frequency of defects in various makes of vehicles. The number of tests performed annually is about 3.5M, and comprehensive planning is required for efficiency; this includes studies of the composition of the Swedish vehicle stock and changes in this. These studies are of great importance for each vehicle owner but also for the national economy. The life expectation of cars has greatly increased over the past 10 years, from about 10 years to about 14 years at present. Although this means that the mean age of cars is greater, the number of defects found during annual tests is much less at present than 10 years ago. There is quite a large difference in life expectation between different makes of cars; the lowest is 11-12 years while the highest is over 16 years. Increased life expectation means that fewer cars are scrapped every year. The "loss" to makers due to cars lasting longer amounts to about skr.2000m annually. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    AB Svensk Bilprovning

    P.O. Box 508
    S-162 15 Vallingby,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1975

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM