There Are Almost as Many Cars as People in Prague

Most of the city’s vehicles are passenger cars. They account for 970,755 of the city’s fleet.

If we include trucks, we get to a figure of 1,200,000 vehicles. In just the short period of ten years between 1990 and 2000, the number of cars in Prague doubled.

“The car is space-consuming, especially with the growing demand for larger SUVs. Every parked car requires a 12.5 m² parking space. That’s a lot when you consider that 20 parking spaces can be the built-up area of a small apartment building,” states on Twitter the Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib.

“Besides, you have to remember that one space in a modern parking house costs around CZK 1 million to build,” he added.

Number of passenger cars in the Czech Republic

The number of cars on Czech roads exceeded 5.7 million last year, according to data released by the Car Importers Association.

The number of passenger cars in the car registry reached 5.8 million at the end of December 2021, an increase by 224,000 on the previous year.

The average age of cars in the Czech Republic has increased year-on-year from 14.48 years to 14.62 years.

The growing popularity of car-sharing in Prague 

There are now more than 1200 shared cars in the city.

The Czech Republic’s biggest car-sharing company HoppyGo reported an 80 percent increase in the number of car rentals last year, while the number of registered users increased by 50 percent to over 100,000.

Milan Beutl, director of the Czech representation of Anytime says: “Awareness of the service is expanding significantly, and carsharing in Prague is still growing and evolving.”


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