Graph of the Day for March 5, 2010

"[The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, under President Barack Obama is] not industry friendly,.. NHTSA's new, more aggressive management includes more attorneys at the agency, even in the leadership of rulemaking and enforcement.  The new team has less understanding of engineering issues and is primarily focused on legal issues."
Toyota internal documents, as reported in The Detroit News.

Toyota Operations in the United States


Source:  Toyota.com.


Hoven's Index for March 5, 2010


Toyota in the US statistics for 2008:

US employees:  35,838

Indirect employees (dealers & suppliers):  165,958

Vehicles produced:  1,117,511

Vehicles sold:  2,217,662

Investment in the US:  $17.4 billion

Purchasing in the US:  $29.9 billion

Source:  Toyota.com.


Car sales changes from Jan 2009 to Jan 2010 (unadjusted):

Ford:  +33.4%

GM:  +8.8%

Chrysler:  + 5.7%

Toyota:  -11.9%

Source:  Auto Observer.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"[The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, under President Barack Obama is] not industry friendly,.. NHTSA's new, more aggressive management includes more attorneys at the agency, even in the leadership of rulemaking and enforcement.  The new team has less understanding of engineering issues and is primarily focused on legal issues."
Toyota internal documents, as reported in The Detroit News.

Toyota Operations in the United States


Source:  Toyota.com.


Hoven's Index for March 5, 2010


Toyota in the US statistics for 2008:

US employees:  35,838

Indirect employees (dealers & suppliers):  165,958

Vehicles produced:  1,117,511

Vehicles sold:  2,217,662

Investment in the US:  $17.4 billion

Purchasing in the US:  $29.9 billion

Source:  Toyota.com.


Car sales changes from Jan 2009 to Jan 2010 (unadjusted):

Ford:  +33.4%

GM:  +8.8%

Chrysler:  + 5.7%

Toyota:  -11.9%

Source:  Auto Observer.


Graph of the Day Archive.