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 Type Employment (Thousands) Share by Vehicle Type
Motor Vehicles Components Total
Gasoline & Diesel Vehicles 991.3 924.7 1,916.0 82%
Hybrid Electric Vehicles 87.5 24.5 112.0 5%
Electric Vehicles 35.8 6.2 42.0 2%
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%
Other 42.7 113.7 156.4 7%
Total 1,225.3 1,106.6 2,331.8 100%

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

 

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