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Power of New Cars Sold (kW), 2016
Automotive | February 9, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 16 countries in 2016, Switzerland ranked the highest in average power of new cars sold with 122 kW followed by Luxembourg and Sweden. On the other end of the scale was Italy with 78.5 kW, Portugal with 81.7 kW and Denmark with 82.3 kW.

Data for more countries are available at Power of New Cars Sold (Average) indicator page.

Power of New Cars Sold (Average) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria kW 85.0 87.0 88.0 89.0 90.5
Belgium kW 82.0 84.0 84.0 86.0 88.3
Denmark kW 77.0 72.0 72.0 74.0 77.1
Finland kW ... ... ... ... 96.0 96.0 95.0 97.0 96.8
France kW 79.0 81.0 80.0 81.0 83.4
Germany kW 99.0 100 101 102 105
Ireland kW 79.0 81.0 81.0 81.0 82.5
Luxembourg kW 107 109 110 112 116
Netherlands kW 78.0 79.0 81.0 83.0 86.2
Norway kW ... 90.0 93.0 94.0 96.0 100
Portugal kW 80.0 81.0 81.0 81.0 81.2
Spain kW 85.0 84.0 84.0 84.0 85.2
Sweden kW 102 102 104 106 110
Switzerland kW 108 110 112 116 118
United Kingdom kW 93.0 93.0 93.0 95.0 98.0