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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 $ in Sales Taxes on Auto Parts and Services
  • $2.59B $2.59 Billion in Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
  • $48M $ 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.

Sales

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

Industry-Related Businesses

Business Facilities Employees
Motor Vehicles and Equipment 687 43,616
Suppliers, Parts and Tires 3,221 22,830
Motor Vehicle Dealers (New and Used) 3,689 59,347
Motor Vehicle Dealers (Used Only) 5,108 15,773
Auto Supply Stores 4,205 25,451
Gas Stations 4,017 21,284
Dealers (Special) 904 2,602
Property and Casualty Insurance 111 569
Car and Truck Rentals 2,391 13,117
Parking 133 1,640
Automotive Repair Shops 17,418 52,578
Carwashes And Other Service 5,049 18,979
Facility and employee figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Dun & Bradstreet.

Automaker Facilities In North Carolina

Ford Motor Company

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

General Motors

Location Employees
Charlotte OnStar Call Center Charlotte 924
Customer Care & Aftersales -- Parts Distro -- Charlotte Charlotte 131
GM Financial International Treasury Office Charlotte 15
GM Financial -- Huntersville Collection Center Huntersville 298
GM Financial -- Raleigh Branch Office Raleigh 82

Toyota

Location Employees
Toyota Racing Development Salisbury 49

Honda Manufacturing

Location Employees
Haw River 0

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