Many people are having trouble affording a new car. But the real trouble is that thousands of them that were overproduced are being abandoned in vacant lots.
What do you do when your car sales are flat or declining for years? You send your excess cars to massive lots to die, apparently. This is a view thousands left in Sheerness, UK.
Below is a massive car park in Swindon, United Kingdom. The car manufacturers have to buy more and more land to keep pace as more unsold cars run off the lines.
Here is an excess car park in Baltimore, Maryland. Believe it or not all these photos are just a small fraction of the many parks that exist all around the globe.
This used to be a Nissan test track in Sunderland, UK…until it filled up with unsold cars.
The test track has even overflowed to an adjacent lot. This is not for employees to park – it’s filled entirely with unsold cars.
Evidently the manufacturers cannot stop making new cars because then they would have to close factories and lay off tens of thousands of employees, which would be very hard to rehire if demand picks up again soon.
Here they are piling up in Valencia, Spain.
St. Petersburg, Russia
Upper Heyford, Bicester, Oxfordshire
Royal Portbury Docks, Avonmouth in the UK
Avonmouth zoomed out – all the gray areas are filled with unsold cars.
There are now more cars (10B) on the planet than people (6B).
Italian port of Civitavecchia
Unsold cars stretching on as far as the eye can see!
I think it’s fair to say that we have a serious problem. Share this issue with others and help spread awareness