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Autos Drive Rhode Island Forward

Industry Impact

  • 4,753 4,753 Total Auto Jobs in State
  • 0.9% 0.9% of State Workforce
  • 4,937 4,937 Total Auto-Related Employers
  • $1.54B $1.54 Billion in Total 2017 Car Sales
  • 48,841 48,841 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

  • $317.00M $317.00 Million in Total State Tax Revenue
  • 11% 11% of State Tax Revenue
  • $82M $82 Million in New Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $45M $45 Million in Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $17M $ in Sales Taxes on Auto Parts and Services
  • $165.00M $165.00 Million in Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
  • $4M $ in Auto Dealer Business Taxes and Estimated Dealer Title Fees
  • $4M $4 Million Income Taxes from Payments for Automakers, Suppliers and Dealers
Center For Automotive Research, “Assessment of Tax Revenue,” published January 2015

Registrations

879,823 Registered Vehicles

By Body Style

  • Cars 461,032 (52.40%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 249,918 (28.41%)
  • Pickups 101,371 (11.52%)
  • Vans/Minivans 52,778 (6.14%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 849,706 (96.58%)
  • Diesel 14,683 (1.67%)
  • Hybrid 12,036 (1.37%)
  • Electric 362 (0.04%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 835 (0.09%)
In Rhode Island, the average age of vehicles is 11.2 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

48,841 Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 17,670 (36.18%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 23,630 (48.38%)
  • Pickups 5,616 (11.50%)
  • Vans/Minivans 1,562 (3.20%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 46,965 (96.16%)
  • Diesel 553 (1.13%)
  • Hybrid 888 (1.82%)
  • Electric 166 (0.34%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 268 (0.55%)
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

  • $47.20 Billion Total Imports
  • $579.59 Million Total Exports

Economic Activity From 2017

  • $6.82 Billion Total Imports
  • $27.90 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 635
  • Electric Charging Stations 75
  • Biodiesel Stations 3
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 1
  • Hydrogen Stations 0
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 0
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 6
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.

Rhode Island Consumers

  • $31,435 $31,435 Average MSRP Per New Car
    National Average $31,696
  • $60,596 $60,596 Median Household Income
    National Average $56,516
  • $5,050 $5,050 Median Monthly Household Income
    National Average $4,710
  • $575 $575 Median Monthly New Car Payment
    National Average $576
  • 11% 11% Monthly Car Payment as a Percent of Monthly Income
    National Average 12%

Commuting to Work

  • Drive alone to work (80%)
  • Carpool to work (8%)
  • Take public transportation (2%)
  • Other (9%)
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 %.

Rhode Island Automaker Facilities

47 Facilities
486 Employees
Compiled From Company Reports

Industry-Related Businesses

Business Facilities Employees
Motor Vehicles and Equipment 47 486
Suppliers, Parts and Tires 354 2,168
Motor Vehicle Dealers (New and Used) 370 6,492
Motor Vehicle Dealers (Used Only) 393 1,315
Auto Supply Stores 308 2,206
Gas Stations 635 4,865
Dealers (Special) 48 109
Property and Casualty Insurance 10 243
Car and Truck Rentals 276 1,789
Parking 60 475
Automotive Repair Shops 1,959 5,711
Carwashes And Other Service 477 1,839
Facility and employee figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Dun & Bradstreet.

Automaker Facilities In Rhode Island

Porsche

Location Employees
PCNA - Porsche Distribution Center (RI) - PORT North Kingstown 0

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