Heavy Ground Transportation Vehicles keep Booming in Western Europe

Punit Shah
2 min readJun 6, 2022

From $155.4 billion in 2021, the Western European heavy ground transportation vehicles market size is set to reach $271.5 billion by 2030 with a CAGR of 6.4%. This is attributed to the introduction of advanced automotive technology, rapid urbanization, and rise in the scale of trade among regional nations. Moreover, the integration of digital technologies and electric propulsions is allowing for the development of truck and trailer telematics solutions for a smarter logistical network.

Transit buses dominated the Western European heavy ground transportation vehicles market, and they are also projected to grow with the highest CAGR in the coming years. Buses are the most used public transport in the region and a vital contributor to tourism. Furthermore, these automobiles improve social inclusion by providing access to education, employment, and healthcare to all, including those with low income, non-drivers, the elderly, the disabled, and those living in remote areas.

Conventional trucks created the highest revenue in the Western European heavy ground transportation vehicles market in 2021. These trucks are the most common as they are less expensive as opposed to hybrid, electric, and fuel cell variants. Furthermore, they are more comfortable driving for long distances because of their longer wheelbase. Additionally, they are less hassle-prone to inspect and maintain because it is quite easy to lift their bonnet over those employing other propulsive technologies.

Furthermore, the large number of trade agreements between neighboring countries boost the demand for buses and trucks. For example, Germany is the closest neighbor as well as the one of the biggest trade partners of France. Both the countries are involved in trade through different means of transportation, thereby offering lucrative opportunities to commercial vehicle OEMs. While France is a major exporter of wines, Germany is known for its automobiles, electrical goods, beers, and the many types of sausages

Hence, the growth of the market is mainly because of the rapid urbanization and technological innovations.