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Autos Drive Tennessee Forward

Industry Impact

  • 268,868 268,868 Total Auto Jobs in State
  • 9.0% 9.0% of State Workforce
  • 35,085 35,085 Total Auto-Related Employers
  • $7.97B $7.97 Billion in Total 2017 Car Sales
  • 250,071 250,071 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

  • $2.22B $2.22 Billion in Total State Tax Revenue
  • 18% 18% of State Tax Revenue
  • $567M $567 Million in New Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $311M $311 Million in Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $115M $115 Million in Sales Taxes on Auto Parts and Services
  • $1.15B $1.15 Billion in Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
  • $72M $72 Million in Auto Dealer Business Taxes and Estimated Dealer Title Fees
  • $0 $0 Income Taxes from Payments for Automakers, Suppliers and Dealers
Center For Automotive Research, “Assessment of Tax Revenue,” published January 2015

Registrations

5,949,588 Registered Vehicles

By Body Style

  • Cars 2,620,227 (44.04%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 1,447,685 (24.33%)
  • Pickups 1,387,359 (23.32%)
  • Vans/Minivans 369,986 (5.53%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 5,708,825 (95.95%)
  • Diesel 169,276 (2.85%)
  • Hybrid 54,374 (0.91%)
  • Electric 3,318 (0.06%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 2,203 (0.04%)
In Tennessee, the average age of vehicles is 13.0 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

250,071 Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 88,530 (35.40%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 103,185 (41.26%)
  • Pickups 46,187 (18.47%)
  • Vans/Minivans 9,587 (3.83%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 238,147 (95.23%)
  • Diesel 6,862 (2.74%)
  • Hybrid 4,268 (1.71%)
  • Electric 475 (0.19%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 319 (0.13%)
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

  • $2.60 Billion Total Imports
  • $94.46 Million Total Exports

Economic Activity From 2017

  • $410.03 Million Total Imports
  • $4.80 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 3,936
  • Electric Charging Stations 386
  • Biodiesel Stations 13
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 13
  • Hydrogen Stations 0
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 1
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 77
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.

Tennessee Consumers

  • $31,868 $31,868 Average MSRP Per New Car
    National Average $31,696
  • $48,547 $48,547 Median Household Income
    National Average $56,516
  • $4,046 $4,046 Median Monthly Household Income
    National Average $4,710
  • $583 $583 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 (84%)
  • Carpool to work (9%)
  • Take public transportation (1%)
  • Other (7%)
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 %.

Tennessee Automaker Facilities

539 Facilities
42,842 Employees
Compiled From Company Reports

Automaker Facilities In Tennessee

Ford Motor Company

Location Employees
Ford Credit Nashville Business Center Franklin 775
Memphis High Velocity Center Memphis 113
Memphis Regional Office Cordova 31

General Motors

Location Employees
GM Assembly, Stamping and Powertrain- Spring Hill Spring Hill 2,925
Customer Care & Aftersales - Memphis Memphis 156

Mercedes-Benz/Daimler

Location Employees
SelecTrucks - Mt. Pleasant Mt. Pleasant 2
SelecTrucks of Nashville Nashville 8
Memphis PDC Memphis 145
SelecTruck Center of Memphis Memphis 1

Nissan North America Inc

Location Employees
Smyrna 8,400
Franklin 2,000

Toyota

Location Employees
Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office Franklin 12
Bodine Aluminum, Inc. Jackson 269

Volkswagen Group Of America

Location Employees
Chattanooga Assembly Plant Chattanooga 3,185
North American Engineering & Planning Center Chattanooga 67
Parts Distribution Center Lenoir City 0

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