PLUNKETT'S AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2010 CONTENTS A Short Automobile Industry Glossary xii Introduction 1 How to Use This Book 3 Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Automobile Industry 7 1) Automobile Industry Introduction 7 2) Big Three's Dominance of the U.S. Auto Market Is Compromised 10 3) Fuel Efficiency Becomes a Key Selling Element/Stiff Emissions Standards Adopted in the U.S. and Abroad 11 4) Hybrid Cars Gain Market Share 14 5) Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Will Quickly Gain Popularity/Major Research in Advanced Lithium Batteries 15 6) Clean Diesel Technology Gains Acceptance 19 7) Natural Gas Powered Vehicles off to a Slow Start 20 8) Ethanol Production Soared, But a Market Glut May Slow Expansion 21 9) Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues 24 10) Outsourcing of Component Design and Manufacturing/Sharing of Parts 27 11) Optimum Lean ProductionA" Saves Manufacturing Costs 27 12) Car Purchasers Rely on the Internet 28 13) Car Sales Shift in China, India and Russia/Chinese-Made Vehicles Exported for the First Time 30 14) Focus on Safety Improvements by Automakers 32 15) Super-Expensive Cars are Pushed by Manufacturers/Luxury Car Market Is Highly Competitive 33 16) Rethinking SUVs/Small Sedans and Crossovers Gain Market Share 34 17) Big News in Small Cars 34 18) Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Cars: Telematics, ITS and Real-Time Traffic Information 35 Chapter 2: Automobile Industry Statistics 39 Automotive Industry Overview 39 Top 20 Global Automobile Manufacturing Companies by Sales: 2008 40 General Motors Corporation Overview 41 Ford Motor Company Overview 42 Toyota Motor Corporation Overview 43 Daimler Overview 44 Honda Motor Corporation Overview 45 Motor Vehicle Output, U.S.: 2003-2009 46 Real Motor Vehicle Output, Quantity Indexes, U.S.: 2003-2009 47 U.S. New Car & Truck Market Shares by Company: 2004-2008 48 New Vehicle Sales by Vehicle Type, U.S.: 2004-2008 49 Highest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2009 Model Year 50 Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2009 Model Year 51 Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2002-2008 52 Vehicle Registrations, Fuel Consumption & Vehicle Miles of Travel as Indices, U.S.: 1964-2007 53 Automobile Driving Costs, U.S.: 2009 54 U.S. Highway Vehicle Miles Traveled, Monthly: 1992-2009 55 Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in the U.S. by Type of Vehicle & Person: 1999-2008 56 International Retail Premium Gasoline Prices: August 1996-August 2009 57 Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: 1995-2009 58 Truck Transportation Industry Breakdown of Revenue, U.S.: 2005-2007 59 Truck Transportation & Courier & Messenger Industry Expenses, U.S.: 2005-2007 60 U.S. Truck Transportation Industry Estimated Inventories of Revenue Generating Equipment & Estimated Number of Truck Miles Traveled: 2005-2007 61 Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2004-1st Quarter 2009 62 Imports of Vehicles to the U.S.: 2004-1st Quarter 2009 63 Occupational Employment and Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, May 2008 64 Employment in the Automobile Industry, U.S.: 2002-2008 65 Chapter 3: Important Automobile Industry Contacts 66 (Addresses, Phone Numbers and Internet Sites) Chapter 4: THE AUTOMOBILE 400: Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 91 Industry List, With Codes 92 Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups 94 Alphabetical Index 105 Index of U.S. Headquarters Location by State 109 Index of Non-U.S. Headquarters Location by Country 111 Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the Firms Have Locations 115 Index by Firms with International Operations 125 Individual Data Profiles on Each of THE AUTOMOBILE 400 128 Additional Indexes Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 544 Index by Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations 545
Jack W. Plunkett is CEO & Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based provider of market research and industry information in printed and electronic formats. Plunkett Research provides analysis, statistics and other vital data on all major industry sectors, from InfoTech to Retailing to Banking and Nanotechnology. Plunkett's client list includes 10,000 leading corporations, universities and government agencies worldwide. Plunkett's research products are distributed electronically through subscriptions to its website and around the globe by major booksellers and news distributors, including Bloomberg and ThomsonReuters.
Jack Plunkett is the author of numerous books, including The Next Boom: What you absolutely, positively have to know about the world between now and 2025. This book won a 2011 gold medal in the Business Book Awards competition sponsored by Axiom and INC Magazine. Plunkett is frequently interviewed as an expert source by publications such as Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Investor's Business Daily, media outlets such as NPR's Marketplace, ABC, and CBS Marketwatch, as well as local and regional newspapers and national columnists. Plunkett received an Academic Book of the Year Award for his Plunkett's Health Care Industry Almanac, and he was a regional finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards sponsored by Ernst & Young.
This book/CD-ROM resource examines major issues and trends in the automobile industry and offers detailed tables and charts of statistics, along with profiles of 300 of the world's leading automobile industry firms, from car makers to technology providers. Profiles provide information on brands and divisions, salaries and benefits, locations and contact information.A" Reference & Research Book News A detailed guide to the auto, truck and specialty vehicle industry-includes information on dealerships, market share, automotive e-commerce and component manufacturing.A" BUSINESS HORIZONS, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Especially useful for market research - provides a good overview of the automobile industry.A" This almanac seems especially useful for market research and job hunting.A" American Reference Books Annual