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Autos Drive New York Forward

Industry Impact

195.3 Thousand total auto jobs in New York
1.55% depend on the auto industry for jobs
Total Labor Income Annually
Total Car Sales in 2018
Total New Cars Sold in 2018
Multi-industry contribution analysis of the economic impact of automotive manufacturing, selling, repairing, renting, and additional maintenance modeled using IMPLAN economic analysis data software, 2018 data year; compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, sales figures represent new vehicle registrations between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

Tax Revenue

total state tax revenue
% of state tax revenue
new vehicle sales taxes
used vehicle sales taxes
sales tax on auto parts and services
vehicle use taxes (including gas taxes), licenses and fees
corporate profits tax
state income taxes



By Body Style

  • Cars 5,132,503 (43.75%)
  • CUVs 3,147,465 (26.83%)
  • SUVs 1,200,795 (10.24%)
  • Pickups 1,354,607 (11.55%)
  • Vans/Minivans 895,853 (7.64%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 11,312,859 (96.43%)
  • Diesel 197,111 (1.68%)
  • Hybrid 180,207 (1.54%)
  • Electric 16,616 (0.14%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 24,430 (0.21%)
The New York average age of vehicles is 9.81 years.

Figures compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018.

New Purchases

Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 280,607 (27.75%)
  • CUVs 482,512 (47.72%)
  • SUVs 99,657 (9.86%)
  • Pickups 101,626 (10.05%)
  • Vans/Minivans 46,630 (4.61%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 969,809 (95.92%)
  • Diesel 11,063 (1.09%)
  • Hybrid 14,406 (1.42%)
  • Electric 6,905 (0.68%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 8,849 (0.88%)

Auto-related Activity at Ports

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • 78.5B 78.5 Billion Total Imports
  • 103.1B 103.1 Billion Total Imports

Economic Activity from 2018

  • 6.2B 6.2 Billion Total Imports
  • 8.6B 8.6 Billion Total Imports

Compiled by the Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by USA Trade Online, figures represent port activity over the past decade and between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.


  • Gasoline Stations 9504
  • Electric Charging Stations 1190
  • Biodiesel Stations 4
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 33
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 52

Compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, figures represent fueling stations as of April 9, 2019.

Average MSRP Per New Car
Median Household Income
Median Monthly Household Income
Median Monthly New Car Payment
Car Payment As Percent Of Monthly Income

Commuting to Work

  • Drive Alone to Work (53%)
  • Carpool to Work (6%)
  • Take Public Transportation (28%)
  • Other (12%)

Figures compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by IHS Markit, U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2017 and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Median Monthly New Car Payment computed for a 60-month loan based on MSRP with 20% down and an APR of 5.36%.

Automaker's Facilities

BMW Group Location Employees
BMW Connected Space New York NY
BMW of Manhattan, Inc. New York NY 176
Ford Motor Company Location Employees
Buffalo Stamping Plant Buffalo NY 1000
General Motors Location Employees
Customer Care & Aftersales -- Ardsley Training Center Ardsley NY
Tonawanda Engine Plant -- Global Propulsion Systems Buffalo NY 1454
Lockport Operations -- Components Lockport NY 1445
New York GM Asset Management New York NY
New York Manhattan Office New York NY
Rochester Operations -- Components Rochester NY 1008
Honda Location Employees
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.; Investor Relations New York NY
Mercedes-Benz Location Employees
Mercedes-Benz Manhattan New York NY 283
Stellantis Location Employees
New York Parts Distribution Center Tappan NY 65
Northeast (New York) Business Center Tappan NY 73