The New American Auto Industry

From the manufacturers producing most vehicles sold in the U.S. to autonomous vehicle innovators to equipment suppliers, battery producers and semiconductor makers – Alliance for Automotive Innovation represents the full auto industry, a sector supporting 10 million American jobs and five percent of the economy. Active in Washington, D.C. and all 50 states, the association is committed to a cleaner, safer and smarter personal transportation future.

The Driving Force: Annual Economic Impact Report

Alliance for Automotive Innovation released The Driving Force, a new economic impact report highlighting the automotive industry’s many contributions to the American economy with state-by-state breakdowns of employment, trade, revenues, manufacturing investment and assembly facilities, GDP and more.

Automotive ecosystem drives $1 trillion into U.S. economy each year — nearly 5 percent of GDP

 9.6 million jobs coast to coast; $105 billion in exports

 Every direct job in vehicle manufacturing supports 10.5 additional American jobs

 Every $1 spent in vehicle manufacturing creates additional $3.45 in economic value

Get Connected: Electric Vehicle Quarterly Report

Alliance for Automotive Innovation released its latest analysis of the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) market for July, August, and September of 2022. The Get Connected Electric Vehicle Quarterly Report for Q3 summarizes EV sales, purchasing trends and public charging infrastructure across all 50 states.

EVs represent 7.1 percent of new light-duty vehicle sales in Q3, up from 6.6 percent in the second quarter and 4.9 percent in Q3 2021

More than 232,000 EVs were sold in the U.S., an increase of 2.1 percentage points over the same period in 2021

86 EV cars, utility vehicles, pickups and van models now available for sale in the U.S. (light truck sales represent more than 68 percent of EV market)

Total of 98,804 public charging outlets in U.S.; (context: 652,000 EVs registered since beginning of 2022 and only 20,000 new chargers – a ratio of 32 vehicles for every public port)

The Future of Connected Cars

Did you know there is an automotive safety technology that enables cars to communicate with pedestrians, bicyclists, streetlights, and other infrastructure in real time? Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology is a game-changer that has the potential to increase roadway safety and deliver automation, environmental, and traffic benefits. On this episode, host John Bozzella breaks down V2X with Paul Sakamoto, Senior Director of Software Engineering for HARMAN Savari StreetWAVE, a C-V2X roadside unit.

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