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  1. The automotive industry began in the 1860s with hundreds of manufacturers that pioneered the horseless carriage. For many decades, the United States led the world in total automobile production. In 1929, before the Great Depression, the world had 32,028,500 automobiles in use, and the U.S. automobile industry produced over 90% of them.

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      The automotive industry began in the 1860s with hundreds of...

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      Safety is a state that implies being protected from any...

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      In 2007, there were about 806 million cars and light trucks...

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      The global automotive industry is a major consumer of water....

  2. The industry was dominated by three large companies: General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, all based in Metro Detroit. Those "Big Three" continued to prosper, and the U.S. produced three quarters of all automobiles in the world by 1950 (8.0 million out of 10.6 million). In 1948, 50 percent of U.S. households owned at least one automobile.

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    Algeria

    in 2014 a Partnership between Daimler and the Ministry of Defence for the manufacture of trucks and armored cars will produce 17,000 Mercedes units annually in accordance with international quality standards applied by Mercedes at its plants around the world, while the rest of the quota will be owned by the German companies specialized in mechanical industries (MAN and Ferrostaa). The same standards will be applied in both Tiaret, which will produce 10.000 G-Class SUVs and utility wagons of a...

    Egypt

    The beginnings of the Egyptianautomotive industry date back to 1960. During the socialist era, the government pledged to transform the country from an agricultural economy to an industrial one, and the first completely Egyptian car was produced. The car soon went out of production, as it was unable to compete with foreign brands, especially following the end of socialism and the move toward a more liberal market. It was not until 1985 that automotive giant, General Motors (GM), set up its fir...

    Ghana

    The current government's policies on automobiles is very attractive, inviting companies such as Toyota, VW, Nissan just to mention few. It is anticipated that Ghana will be one of the fastest growing automobile industries in Africa in the next 5 years.

    Argentina

    Argentinahas a long history of auto manufacturing, almost entirely focused on the manufacture of foreign designed vehicles. They produced 100,000 units (12th in the world) in 1960, 200,000 in 1970, 300,000 in 1980, then decreased to 100,000 in 1990 due to a deep economic crisis. A restoration had occurred by the middle of the 2000s and then significant growth boosted annual production to more than 800,000 units (3rd place in Latin America—after Brazil and Mexico, and 20th in the world). The A...

    Brazil

    The Brazilianautomotive industry was similar in size to the industries in Mexico and Argentina until 1960. It then had two spikes in growth and became a regional leader and even a world leader. By the end of the 1970s, annual production exceeded one million units, making it the 10th largest automotive manufacturer in the world. After some decreases around 1990, a new period of growth has allowed Brazil to surpass traditional automotive leaders (e.g. Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada,...

    Canada

    Canadais currently the 11th largest auto producer in the World with 2.1 million annual output, down from 7th place with 3 million peak a few years ago. China, Spain, India, Brazil, Mexico recently surpassed Canadian production for the first time ever. Canada's highest rankings ever was 2nd largest producer in the World between 1918 and 1923 and 3rd after WWII. The Canadian auto industry traces its roots to the very beginning of the automobile. The first large-scale production of automobiles i...

    Azerbaijan

    1. Ganja Auto Plant(1986–present) 2. Azsamand(2005–present) 3. Nakhchivan Automobile Plant(2010–present) Ganja Auto Plantis an auto assembly plant situated in the Ganja city in Azerbaijan. The factory was founded in 1986 for a production run of 30,000 "GAZelle" vans according to the project brief. AzSamand opened in October 2005 with the support of the Government of Azerbaijan. AzSamand works with Iran Khodro. Nakhchivan Automobile Plant: Automobile manufacturer in the Nakhchivan Autonomous R...

    Bangladesh

    Auto rickshaws have been producing in Bangladesh since the 1980s and local production of motorcycles began in early 2000. Foreign vehicles manufacturers have been assembling vehicles here for the past 30 years as well and now several automobile companies are in discussion to build automobile factories in the country. Pragoti is the state-run automotive industry, which assembles Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Tata trucks, and Ashok Leyland minibus. Some privately owned automotive industries are Afta...

    China

    China's automobile industry had Soviet origins mainly (plants and licensed autodesign were founded in the 1950s with USSR help) and was small in volume for decades, not exceeding 200,000 annually. It has been developing rapidly since the year 2000. In 2009, 13.83 million motor vehicles were manufactured in China, surpassing Japan as the world's largest automobile producer. Now, annual production of more than 18 million automobiles exceeds that of the United States and Japan combined, or that...

    European Automobile Manufacturers Association announced that May 2013 sales across the 27-nation European Union dropped to 1.04 million cars. August 2013 Year to datebecame the worst sales year since 1990, with 8.14 million autos sold.

    Australia

    Holden (part of the global General Motors group), Ford, Toyota and Mitsubishi Motorsall manufactured cars in Australia, but by 2017 had all closed down. Factors causing the closure includednon competitive Australian labour and the effect of government tariffs. Australia first began to produce cars in 1897 with cars made by Tarrant Motor & Engineering Co. The first major Australian car maker was the Ford Motor Company of Australia. The first Australian designed mass-produced car was the Holden...

    New Zealand

    New Zealand no longer has a vehicle assembly industry for passenger cars. Changes to protection of the local industry eventually led to the closure of the assembly plants since they could not compete with foreign counterparts. The largest car companies in New Zealand are Toyota New Zealand, Ford New Zealand, and Holden New Zealand. Annual output of automotive industry achieved near 100,000 in the 1980s and then decreased due to Asian made imports. Currently, there are a number of small domest...

    Ward's: World Motor Vehicle Data 2007. Wards Communications, Southfield MI 2007, ISBN 0910589534
  3. The automotive industry refers to the design, manufacture, marketing and selling of motor vehicles. It is one of the world's biggest economic sectors in terms of the money it makes. The automotive industry began in the 1890s with hundreds of manufacturers making the "horseless carriage".

  4. The automotive industry comprises a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles. It is one of the world's largest industries by revenue. It is also the industry with the highest spending on research & development. A modern assembly-line

  5. The automotive industry is a wide range o companies an organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, an selling o motor vehicles, It is ane o the warld's maist important economic sectors bi revenue.

  6. The automotive industry in India is the fourth-largest in the world as per 2021 statistics. In 2022, India became fourth largest country in the world by valuation of automotive industry. As of 2020, India is the 5th largest automobile market in the world, surpassing Germany in terms of sales. Currently India's auto industry is worth of more ...

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