The World’s Automotive Industry - Key Figures

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The Auto Industry and the Environment
The industry is committed to contributing to an integrated approach, with other stakeholders, to a cleaner environment and reduced carbon emissions. Automakers are constantly developing more efficient engines and drive-trains to reduce fuel consumption, and a wide range of sophisticated emissions-control technology is putting cleaner automobiles on the road everywhere. With more and more new vehicles with modern exhaust emissions performance on the road, clear improvements in air quality can be seen. This trend will continue, even without further improvements to new vehicles, as older, more polluting cars are replaced with new ones.

Automotive Industry Production
Production 2005 Cars Commercial Vehicles Total % change 2004

The Auto Industry and Road Safety

Road transport emissions in the EU – Index, 1995 = 100

120 100 80 60 40 20
Source: Auto Oil II Transport Base Case August 1999 SO2 PM Diesel VOC NO X CO Benzene

1990

1995

2000

2005

2010

2015

2020

Automakers have invested hugely in reaching these air quality improvements and in developing diverse automobiles that run on alternative fuels including those from sustainable sources or that use hybrid technology using both gasoline or diesel engines and electric power. Because consumers, as well as different regions of the world, favour different technologies, automakers are developing a range of automobiles that run on different fuels.

Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Brazil Canada China Czech Rep. Egypt Finland France Germany Hungary India Indonesia Iran Italy Japan Malaysia Mexico Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Taiwan Thailand Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uzbekistan Other countries Grand total

182,761 316,414 230,505 895,788 2,009,494 1,356,198 3,078,153 599,472 48,034 21,233 3,112,961 5,350,187 148,533 1,264,000 233,492 725,000 725,528 9,016,735 405,000 989,840 115,121 540,000 137,602 174,538 1,068,145 12,574 218,349 138,393 324,875 3,357,094 2,098,168 288,659 323,819 277,603 453,663 196,722 1,596,296 4,321,272 87,512 299,266 46,009,207

136,994 78,299 22,689 33,177 518,806 1,332,165 2,629,535 5,458 21,189 411 436,047 407,523 3,482 362,755 261,059 92,200 312,824 1,782,924 158,837 680,563 65,627 85,443 81,533 20,264 283,054 1,605 0 39,558 200,396 342,256 654,332 49,919 122,526 847,713 425,429 19,037 206,753 7,659,640 8,302 116,847 20,456,561

319,755 394,713 253,194 928,965 2,528,300 2,688,363 5,707,688 604,930 69,223 21,644 3,549,008 5,757,710 152,015 1,626,755 494,551 817,200 1,038,352 10,799,659 563,837 1,670,403 180,748 625,443 219,135 194,802 1,351,199 14,179 218,349 177,951 525,271 3,699,350 2,752,500 338,578 446,345 1,125,316 879,092 215,759 1,803,049 11,980,912 95,814 416,113 66,465,768

23% –4% 2% 3% 9% –1% 9% 35% 40% 0% –3% 3% 24% 8% 21% 4% –9% 3% 19% 6% –27% 4% –3% 59% –3% –7% –2% 35% 15% 7% –9% 0% 4% 21% 7% 15% –3% 0% 19% 3,1%

The World’s Automotive Industry

When it comes to safety, automakers are strongly committed to being part of the solution. Today’s automobiles have greatly enhanced safety systems and many important safety features, making them safer than ever. For instance, in the USA, availability of these safety features has risen by up to 23% from 2005. Safety Feature Model Year 2006 availability

Electronic stability control Head-protecting side air bags Belt reminders Anti-lock braking system

63% 84% 85% 100%

Source: US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2006, Buying a Safer Car

In spite of a growing number of vehicles on the road, the steady fall in the number of fatalities in road accidents shows that they are getting safer. 450 700

Vehicles per thousand population
400 350 300 250 200 500 400 300 200 100 (OECD countries) Source - OECD factbook 2006 0 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001...
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