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By: Euromonitor Research

    To celebrate World Car Free Day (September 22nd), we compiled a list of the top 25 cities around the world with the fewest passenger cars in use per household. These cities are primarily in emerging markets, where a number of factors may discourage passenger car use, including: pedestrian and bicycle culture, lack of disposable income, the sharing economy, infrastructure concerns, established public transportation options and more.

    Looking forward to 2030, the emergence of the “Ethical Living” megatrend means consumers around the world will make choices that they believe will positively impact the environment, such as taking public transportation or walking instead of driving.

    When consumers choose to purchase a new passenger car, we see them making environmentally friendly choices. Conservative estimates forecast 15% of cars could be electric by 2025. Additionally, the “Sharing Economy” megatrend predicts that car ownership in developed countries will stagnate through 2030 as consumers prioritise spending on experiences over ownership.

    City

    Country

    Passenger Cars in Use Per Household (2016)

    ShanghaiChina0.2
    Santa CruzBolivia0.2
    KarachiPakistan0.3
    ManilaPhilippines0.3
    GuayaquilEcuador0.3
    QuitoEcuador0.4
    CairoEgypt0.4
    Guatemala CityGuatemala0.4
    LimaPeru0.4
    MumbaiIndia0.4
    JakartaIndonesia0.5
    ShenzhenChina0.5
    GuangzhouChina0.5
    WuhanChina0.5
    BangkokThailand0.6
    IstanbulTurkey0.6
    Cape TownSouth Africa0.6
    MontevideoUruguay0.6
    KolkataIndia0.6
    Santo DomingoDominican Republic0.6
    BeijingChina0.6
    BangaloreIndia0.6
    SantiagoChile0.6
    SalvadorBrazil0.6
    SkopjeMacedonia0.7

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