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China's motor vehicle population reaches 390m

By Sun Chi | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-10-12 14:53

A parking area for new cars produced by Sino-Japanese joint venture Dongfeng Honda in Wuhan, Hubei province is viewed from above on Sept 16. [Provided to China Daily]

China's motor vehicle population reached 390 million as of September 2021, among which 297 million are automobiles, Xinhua reported on Tuesday quoting data from the Ministry of Public Security.

The automobile driver population was recorded as 439 million, accounting for 92.14 percent of the country's total driver population.

In the third quarter of 2021, 8.83 million motor vehicles were registered and 9.72 million people became new drivers.

A total of 76 cities have more than 1 million automobiles, seven cities more than last year. Eighteen cities saw their automobile population surpass 3 million, including Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Suzhou and Shanghai.

The automobile population of Beijing is over 6 million, and Chengdu and Chongqing exceeded 5 million each.

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