Xinhua. China had 168 million motor vehicles on its roads at the end of September, an increase of 8.26 million (5.17%) compared to last year’s figure at the same time, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
The figures cover automobiles, motorcycles, tractors, trailers and other motor vehicles.
Private motor vehicles rose by 6.11 million and made up 75.99 percent of the country’s total motor vehicles, statistics from the ministry’s traffic administration showed. Private cars totaled 40.18 million, up 13.71 percent over the previous year.
Through September, the country had 175.63 million drivers, up 7.17% from 2007.