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Autos Drive North Carolina Forward

Industry Impact

  • 197,465 197,465 Total Auto Jobs in State
  • 4.2% 4.2% of State Workforce
  • 46,933 46,933 Total Auto-Related Employers
  • $14.33B $14.33 Billion in Total 2017 Car Sales
  • 447,137 447,137 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, 2017 - December 31, 2017.

Tax Revenue

  • $3.41B $3.41 Billion in Total State Tax Revenue
  • 14% 14% of State Tax Revenue
  • $368M $368 Million in New Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $202M $202 Million in Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $118M $118 Million in Sales Taxes on Auto Parts and Services
  • $2.59B $2.59 Billion in Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
  • $48M $48 Million in Auto Dealer Business Taxes and Estimated Dealer Title Fees
  • $89M $89 Million Income Taxes from Payments for Automakers, Suppliers and Dealers
Center For Automotive Research, “Assessment of Tax Revenue,” published January 2015

Registrations

8,383,113 Registered Vehicles

By Body Style

  • Cars 3,791,957 (45.23%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 2,156,324 (25.72%)
  • Pickups 1,694,466 (20.21%)
  • Vans/Minivans 559,262 (6.54%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 8,025,898 (95.74%)
  • Diesel 223,309 (2.66%)
  • Hybrid 115,372 (1.38%)
  • Electric 3,860 (0.05%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 5,085 (0.06%)
In North Carolina, the average age of vehicles is 12.5 years.
The national average age of vehicles is 11.2 years.
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Hedges & Co as of December 31, 2017.

New Purchases

447,137 Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 161,704 (36.16%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 185,380 (41.46%)
  • Pickups 74,465 (16.65%)
  • Vans/Minivans 19,709 (4.41%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 423,673 (94.75%)
  • Diesel 12,931 (2.89%)
  • Hybrid 8,437 (1.89%)
  • Electric 1,007 (0.23%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 1,070 (0.24%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2017.

Auto-Related Activity at Ports

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • $1.63 Billion Total Imports
  • $974.46 Million Total Exports

Economic Activity From 2017

  • $138.81 Million Total Imports
  • $276.87 Million 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, 2017 - December 31, 2017.

Fueling

  • Gasoline Stations 4,017
  • Electric Charging Stations 499
  • Biodiesel Stations 7
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 26
  • Hydrogen Stations 0
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 1
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 84
Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, figures represent fueling stations as of May 9, 2018.

North Carolina Consumers

  • $32,042 $32,042 Average MSRP Per New Car
    National Average $31,696
  • $50,584 $50,584 Median Household Income
    National Average $56,516
  • $4,215 $4,215 Median Monthly Household Income
    National Average $4,710
  • $586 $586 Median Monthly New Car Payment
    National Average $576
  • 14% 14% Monthly Car Payment as a Percent of Monthly Income
    National Average 12%

Commuting to Work

  • Drive alone to work (81%)
  • Carpool to work (9%)
  • Take public transportation (1%)
  • Other (8%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2016 and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Median Monthly New Car Payment computed for a 48-month loan based on MSRP with 20% down and an APR of 4.61 %.

North Carolina Automaker Facilities

687 Facilities
43,616 Employees
Compiled From Company Reports

Automaker Facilities In North Carolina

Ford Motor Company

Location Employees
Greensboro High Velocity Center Mebane 24
Charlotte Regional Office Charlotte 20

General Motors

Location Employees
GM Financial Collection Center - Huntersville Huntersville 255
Customer Care & Aftersales - Charlotte Charlotte 121
Charlotte OnStar Call Center Charlotte 600
GM Financial Branch Office - Raleigh Raleigh 71

Honda Manufacturing

Location Employees
Haw River 0

Mercedes-Benz/Daimler

Location Employees
Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Cleveland 1,424
Gastonia Parts Manufacturing Gastonia 844
Mt. Holly Pre-Delivery Center Mt. Holly 55
Mt. Holly Truck Manufacturing Mount Holly 779
SelecTrucks Amer - Charlotte Charlotte 7
Thomas Built Buses - High Point High Point 1,823
Cleveland Pre-Delivery Center Cleveland 81

Toyota

Location Employees
Toyota Racing Development Salisbury 49

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