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Autos Drive California Forward

Industry Impact

  • 381,827 381,827 Total Auto Jobs in State
  • 2.0% 2.0% of State Workforce
  • 183,027 183,027 Total Auto-Related Employers
  • $67.08B $67.08 Billion in Total 2018 Car Sales
  • 1.96M 1.96 Million Total New Car Sales
Center For Automotive Research, "Contribution of the Automotive Industry," published January 2015; Employer figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Dun & Bradstreet; compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, sales figures represent new vehicle registrations between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

Tax Revenue

  • $16.44B $16.44 Billion in Total State Tax Revenue
  • 12% 12% of State Tax Revenue
  • $4B $4 Billion in New Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $2B $2 Billion in Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $757M $757 Million in Sales Taxes on Auto Parts and Services
  • $9.38B $9.38 Billion in Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
  • $178M $178 Million in Auto Dealer Business Taxes and Estimated Dealer Title Fees
  • $353M $353 Million Income Taxes from Payments for Automakers, Suppliers and Dealers
Center For Automotive Research, “Assessment of Tax Revenue,” published January 2015

Registrations

31,507,331 Registered Vehicles

By Body Style

  • Cars 16,139,269 (51.22%)
  • CUVs 5,384,758 (17.09%)
  • SUVs 3,196,677 (10.15%)
  • Pickups 4,970,536 (15.78%)
  • Vans/Minivans 1,816,091 (5.76%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 29,175,432 (92.60%)
  • Diesel 755,144 (2.40%)
  • Hybrid 1,095,231 (3.48%)
  • Electric 262,481 (0.83%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 219,043 (0.70%)
In California, the average age of vehicles is 11.2 years.
The national average age of vehicles is 11.6 years.
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018.

New Purchases

1,959,243 Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 896,007 (45.73%)
  • CUVs 620,328 (31.66%)
  • SUVs 135,071 (6.89%)
  • Pickups 228,563 (11.67%)
  • Vans/Minivans 79,274 (4.05%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 1,681,631 (85.83%)
  • Diesel 45,243 (2.31%)
  • Hybrid 77,198 (3.94%)
  • Electric 92,900 (4.74%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 62,271 (3.18%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018.

Auto-Related Activity at Ports

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • $391.88 Billion Total Imports
  • $74.74 Billion Total Exports

Economic Activity From 2018

  • $45.98 Billion Total Imports
  • $9.30 Billion Total Exports
Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by USA Trade Online, figures represent port activity over the past decade and between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

Fueling

  • Gasoline Stations 15,057
  • Electric Charging Stations 5,060
  • Biodiesel Stations 11
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 169
  • Hydrogen Stations 40
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 18
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 251
Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, figures represent fueling stations as of April 9, 2019.

California Consumers

  • $34,238 $34,238 Average MSRP Per New Car
    National Average $31,696
  • $71,805 $71,805 Median Household Income
    National Average $56,516
  • $5,984 $5,984 Median Monthly Household Income
    National Average $4,710
  • $521 $521 Median Monthly New Car Payment
    National Average $576
  • 9% 9% Monthly Car Payment as a Percent of Monthly Income
    National Average 12%

Commuting to Work

  • Drive alone to work (74%)
  • Carpool to work (10%)
  • Take public transportation (5%)
  • Other (11%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2017 and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Median Monthly New Car Payment computed for a 60-month loan based on MSRP with 20% down and an APR of 5.36%.

Automaker Facilities In California

Designworks/USA

Location Employees
Global Design Consultancy Newbury Park 83

BMW Group

Location Employees
Government Affairs Represerntative Office, California Sacramento 2

BMW of North America Engineering and Emission Test Center-Oxnard

Location Employees
BMW of North America Engineering and Emission Test Center Oxnard 32

BMW of North America, LLC

Location Employees
Regional sales office Newbury Park 86
Tech Training offices Ontario 19
Vehicle Distribution center Oxnard 142
Regional parts distribution center Redlands 102
Regional distribution center Stockton 81

BMW Technology Office

Location Employees
Technology Office Mountain View 45

BMW  iVentures

Location Employees
Venture capital, support of high-potential start-ups Mountain View 8

FCA US LLC

Location Employees
California Business Center Newport Beach 46
Los Angeles Parts Distribution Center Ontario 135

Ford Motor Company

Location Employees
Los Angeles Regional Office Irvine 91
Sacramento High Velocity Center Manteca 72
Silicon Valley Innovation Center Palo Alto 15
Ontario High Velocity Center Rancho Cucamonga 47
San Francisco Regional Office San Ramon 22

General Motors

Location Employees
GM Financial Branch Office - Cerritos Cerritos 63
Customer Care & Aftersales - Fontana Fontana 55
GM Design Studio - North Hollywood North Hollywood 37
GM Office, 429 Acacia - Palo Alto Palo Alto 8
Customer Care & Aftersales - Rancho Rancho Cucamonga 76
Sacramento Public Policy Office Sacramento 1
Sidecar Technologies San Francisco 0
Commercial Office Building - Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks 44
Global Propulsion Systems -- Torrance Advanced Technology Center Torrance 120

Honda Manufacturing

Location Employees
Torrance 2,375
Torrance 500

Hyundai Motor America

Location Employees
Fountain Valley 600

Kia Motors America, Inc.

Location Employees
Irvine 23

Mazda

Location Employees
Corporate Office Irvine 324
Western Region Irvine 41
Irvine Training Center Irvine 1
R&D Irvine Irvine 73
Mazda Technical Service Irvine 42
Port National City National City 2
Ontario PDC (CA) Ontario 5
Pleasanton Training Center Pleasanton 1

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America

Location Employees
MBRDNA Advanced Exterior Design Carlsbad 22
MBRDNA Long Beach 92
MBRDNA Sacramento 2
MBRDNA HQ Sunnyvale 248

Mercedes-Benz/Daimler

Location Employees
Fontana PDC California Fontana 3
Classic Center CA Irvine 22
Long Beach WCC Long Beach 74
car2go San Diego 5
Mercedes-Benz/Daimler San Francisco 1

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Location Employees
Headquarters/R&D Cypress 245

Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America, Inc.

Location Employees
Palo Alto 2

Porsche

Location Employees
Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc. Carson 0
Porsche Design of America (PDOA) Costa Mesa 0
PCNA - Porsche Distribution Center (CA) Ontario 0
PCNA- Porsche Logistics Services, CA Ontario 0
Porsche Logistics Services, CA Ontario 0
PCNA - Porsche Distribution Center (CA) - PORT San Diego 0

Tesla Motors, Inc.

Location Employees
Freemont 6,000
Palo Alto 14,000

The BMW Performance Center West

Location Employees
The BMW Performance Center West Thermal 21

Toyota

Location Employees
Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office Agoura Hills 11
Toyota Financial Services Western Regional Office Anaheim 36
Toyota Motor Credit Corporation Anaheim 0
Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office Arcadia 14
Port Benicia 18
Material Distribution Center Compton 2
Toyota Racing Development Costa Mesa 185
Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office Elk Grove 11
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Gardena 87
Lexus Division Area Office - Western Irvine 56
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. Regional Office Irvine 93
TABC, Inc. Long Beach 294
Port/Transport Operations Long Beach 245
AirFlite Long Beach 21
Toyota Logistics Services, Inc./Transport Operations Mira Loma 16
Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. Mira Loma 0
Toyota InfoTechnology Center U.S.A., Inc. Mountain View 8
Calty Design Research Newport Beach 46
Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. Ontario 124
North American Parts Center California Ontario 514
Toyota Research Institute Palo Alto 52
Toyota Logistics Services, Inc./Transport Operations Richmond 16
Toyota Logistics Services, Inc./Marshalling Yard San Diego 1
Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office San Diego 10
Calty Design Research San Francisco 4
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Plant Engineering Partner Robot Group San Jose 6
Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office San Ramon 2
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. Regional Office San Ramon 157
Toyota Motor Credit Corporation Torrance 863
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. Torrance 1,067
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. Torrance 438
Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. Parts Distribution Center Torrance 199
Toyota Motor Credit Corporation Torrance 0

Volkswagen Group Of America

Location Employees
Electronics Research Laboratory Belmont 140
VW Design Center California Los Angeles 55
Parts Distribution Center Ontario 67
Technical Center/EEO Oxnard 3
Parts Distribution Center Rocklin 3
VW/Audi/VCI Western Region Woodland Hills 79

Volvo Car USA

Location Employees
Volvo Cars Californina - R&D Camarillo 111
Sales/Training/Zone Office Irvine 26
Volvo Cars Californina - R&D Mountain View 14
Distribution Center Ontario 28

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