Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.
The fastest quarter mile by an electric car, achieved by Mate Rimac driving a modified BMW M3 E30 in April 2012. At the 1/4 mile marker, the car was travelling 122.23 km-h (75.949 mph).
Guinness Book of World Records
Number of weeks the average Canadian had to work in order to buy a new car in 2012 (before tax income). In 1997, Canadians had to work 24 weeks to buy a new car.
DesRosiers Automotive Consultants with Statistics Canada data
Percentage of Ontario parents who say they’ve spoken with their child about pursuing a career in the skilled trades.
Ipsos Reid poll for the Ontario College of Trades
The percentage by which new vehicle technologies are expected to reduce collisions, road fatalities, and crash-related injuries in Canada.
Globe & Mail “How autonomous vehicles will transform economies”
The distance a wheel that is 1 inch out of alignment is dragged sideways over the course of a mile.
Hunter Engineering Company
Percentage of women polled who take their vehicles to an independent repair shop for service; 61% take it back to the dealership where the vehicle was purchased; 21% take it to another dealership.
2016 U.S. Women’s Car Dealership Report, WomenDrivers.com
Expected global revenue from automotive display systems by 2021 – nearly double what it is now. The technology is driven by consumer demand for in-car connectivity, infotainment, and safety features.
In Canada, the average dealership profit margin for used vehicles… compared to 3.3% for new vehicles.
J.D. Power & Associates
Effectiveness of hands-on learning among automotive repair technicians. That number drops to 70% among automotive shop owners, who report higher effectiveness of visual demonstration.
The minimum annual net income missed by the average five-bay shop in Canada.
Bob Greenwood, Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre
Gotta call BS on an 11 second quarter mile at 75 MPH, that isn’t going to happen. It was probably 122MPH, not KPH
A Google search suggests this record has been broken since then.