By the end of 2013 in the US was about 256 million motor vehicles (including motorcycles, according to the data of the US Federal Highway Administration, FHWA). A growing number of automobiles and trucks was one of the main drivers of increased petroleum consumption over the years. The financial crisis of 2008 caused a sharp increase in demand for energy-efficient engines and alternative fuels. The overall demand for motor gasoline in the US has still not recovered to pre-crisis levels.
However, each year petroleum consumption is increasing during the driving season, from the late-spring, during the summer vacation season until the mid-autumn. Total demand for petroleum products in the US increase about 2% in Q3 relative to Q2 over the years on average. This seasonality in consumption patterns partially explains recent rise in gasoline and crude oil prices.
This cheat sheet presents the most important and up-to-date datasets about the automotive industry globally. Focusing on the latest vehicle production and sales data in the US, China, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and other countries, it also includes statistics about electric vehicles market, fuel prices, and vehicle stock worldwide.
Decline in demand during world economic crisis of 2008-2009 has caused troubles for many car producers especially in the United States, Europe and Japan. Nevertheless, global long term prospects for automotive industry remain promising. Cars sales in emerging countries are well below the level of saturation. In India and China, where lives almost 40% of world population, there are only 12 and 34 passenger cars per 1000 population, respectively.
Electric cars constitute less than 0.1 percent of the vehicle market today, but market and regulatory forces all but ensure electric vehicles will be the future of the auto industry. According to the 2016 Global Electric Vehicle Outlook from the International Energy Agency, the global electric car stock has grown rapidly since 2010, from about 2,000 cars in 2005 to nearly 1.3 million in 2015. The boom in the electric car industry is usually attributed to three factors:The increasing recovery cost globally for fossil fuels used in conventional vehicles;The environmentally-friendly potential of electric vehicles, which produce fewer CO2...
Any motorcycle has a convenient means of transportation status. Due to its size motorcycle allows to not sit in traffic jams, as well as allows to make the trip effortless and refreshing, which is important for warm regions with high atmospherical temperature. Such regions are the US states located in the South and West parts of the country - California, Texas, Florida. The following charts present the number of motorcycles and their ownership by states.