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Of the 2.3 million jobs supported by the motor vehicles and component parts industry for the first quarter of 2016, 11% were related to alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. The majority of employment (82%) was related to gasoline and diesel vehicles, while 7% was classified as "other." For most of the vehicle types, employment was higher for motor vehicles than for component parts, but for natural gas vehicles and the "other" category, employment was higher in component parts.
Motor Vehicles and Component Parts Employment by Vehicle Type, Quarter 1, 2016
Note: Does not include employees that are involved in the transport of motor vehicles.
|Vehicle Type||Employment (Thousands)||Share by Vehicle Type|
|Gasoline & Diesel Vehicles||991.3||924.7||1,916.0||82%|
|Hybrid Electric Vehicles||87.5||24.5||112.0||5%|
|Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles||35.1||9.3||44.4||2%|
|Natural Gas Vehicles||16.7||27.7||44.4||2%|
|Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Vehicles||16.2||0.5||16.7||<1%|
Source: U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Energy and Employment Report, January 2017, Figure 42.