As little kids exploring the great, big world around us, we tend to ask (too) many questions. We drive our parents crazy with all the what-why-when-where-hows… But somewhere along the way, we become so preoccupied with the busyness of life that we lose our curiosity.
Well, today we hope to spark a bit of interest with these fascinating Automotive & Auto Transportation facts.
Bellow are the facts about automotive & auto transportation
1. It’s estimated that there are around 1.32 billion cars in the world today, also in the auto transportation industry million of cars are shipped daily across the world according to WardsAuto. This figure in auto transportation includes cars, buses, and trucks, but excludes heavy machinery and off-road vehicles.
2. In the US, 17 million cars are sold each year and 12 million are destroyed. In auto transportation industry they also transport damaged and wrecked cars. In Europe, approximately 8 million cars are scrapped every year, according to Cars Guide.
3. The US has the most cars (300 million). Also in the US, the auto transportation industry is most functional, followed by China’s 78 million. In China auto transportation industry is very profitable business due to high traffic and cheap flights. Regardless of the fact that every car around the world comes from China.
4. There are more cars than there are people in Los Angeles, California.
5. 75% of all the Rolls Royce vehicles produced are still on the road. That’s quite a feat, as it shows the exceptional quality and workmanship for which the automobile manufacturer stands. A man from Massachusetts owned and drove his 1928 Rolls-Royce Roadster for a whopping 82 years. Also in auto transportation industry these cars are very common and often transported, because of their rareness, and rich people often prefer to catch a flight or get on a private jet and to hop in their luxury car when they land.
6. Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in the world of all time. A Corolla is sold every forty seconds somewhere in the world. And it’s No.7 most shipped car to the US in auto transportation industry list.
7. The Fast & Furious franchise destroyed one car every 33 seconds. The sixth film, Fast & Furious 6, damaged a whopping 350 cars – a record across the first seven films. And the fun fact – they have spent approximately 1 million dollars in auto transportation to get their cars from one set to other.
8. In the US, a car is stolen every 45 seconds. And in auto transportation, a car is delivered every 1 hour. The Honda Accord is the most commonly stolen vehicle, followed closely by the Honda Civic, full-size Ford Pickup, full-size Chevrolet Pickup, and Toyota Camry.
9. In your lifetime, you will spend five months waiting at red lights. The average American commuter spends more than 42 hours per year in traffic, up from just 16 hours back in 1982. Oh, the good old days…
10. The 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport is the fastest car on the road. With a top speed of 261 miles per hour, the Chiron Sport could well go much faster, but it is auto electronically limited to 261 mph.
11. The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is the most expensive street-legal car in the world. At a cool $4.8 million, only three of these cars exist, and as you can imagine (looking at the price), it is coated in diamonds. And in auto transportation business it is tough to find a company to ship this kind of cars because of the huge responsibility and fear of damaging.
12. Buying your lady-love, a Maserati can turn her on. Well, maybe – maybe not. The Maserati Quattroporte has a 333 HZ exhaust frequency, which is the same frequency that supposedly stimulates female sexual arousal.
13. The average car has approximately 30,000 parts, of which approximately 80% is recyclable.
14. Volkswagen owns Porsche, Ducati, Audi, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Bentley.
15. Lamborghini Murcielago is the perfect batmobile. Why? Murcielago means bat in Spanish, and that’s the car Bruce Wayne drove in Batman. Speaking of which, ardent Batman fans recently had the pleasure of spotting an open car carrier transporting 1989 Batmobile (not the Lamborghini). Someone in Illinois bought the car from its original owner in Las Vegas and needed car transportation services to bring his prized possession home.
Extra fun fact about auto transportation in the US
According to the auto transportation industry, the most shipped car from the US to the rest of the world is the famous Ford Mustang.