Fact #970: March 27, 2017 Eleven Percent of Motor Vehicles Jobs Focus on Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

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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

Graphic showing motor vehicle and component parts employment by vehicle type, Quarter 1, 2016.

Note: Does not include employees that are involved in the transport of motor vehicles.

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Supporting Information

Motor Vehicles and Component Parts Employment by Vehicle Type, Quarter 1, 2016
Vehicle TypeEmployment (Thousands)Share by Vehicle Type
Motor VehiclesComponentsTotal
Gasoline & Diesel Vehicles991.3924.71,916.082%
Hybrid Electric Vehicles87.524.5112.05%
Electric Vehicles35.86.242.02%
Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles35.19.344.42%
Natural Gas Vehicles16.727.744.42%
Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Vehicles16.20.516.7<1%
Other42.7113.7156.47%
Total1,225.31,106.62,331.8100%

Source: U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Energy and Employment Report, January 2017, Figure 42.

 

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