The global vehicle population, or parc, is expected to exceed 1 billion units by 2010, market research and consulting firm R. L. Polk Germany says. “Despite environmental concerns, the global vehicle parc will increase by about 20% over the next seven years until 2015,” Polk says. Growth in North America will be the slowest, at 8%, while Asia’s vehicle population will increase 43%. Some 25% of all of the world’s vehicles – about 280 million – will be driven on Asian roads. Europe and ...

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