Motor Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Research

Motor Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Research: Getting Started

If you do not find what you are looking for and would like some assistance, please contact:
Katharine Ball at (519) 253-3000, ext. 3852.

Journal and Magazine Articles

Try searches such as: (automo* OR vehicle*) AND dealer incentive*   or    Nissan AND marketing    or    
(electric vehicle* OR hybrid vehicle*) AND consumer*
Limit by date, as appropriate.

Business Source Complete
ProQuest One Business
Google Scholar
Engineering Village

Industry and Market Research Reports

Try searches such as: automo* OR vehicle*
Note: there are also reports on auto parts and services  
  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Canada
  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: United States
  • Hybrid and Electric Light Vehicles: United States
  • Global Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
  • Automotive Vehicle Market Outlook and Forecasts
  • Batteries: Canada
  • Motor Vehicles: Canada
  • Motor Vehicles: United States
  • Motor Vehicle Biofuels: United States
  • Autonomous Vehicle Market Outlook and Forecasts
  • Automonous Trucking Market Outlook and Forecasts

  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Manufacturing: United States
  • Battery Manufacturing in the U. S.
  • Automobile and Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in Ontario
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing in Ontario
  • Car and Automobile Manufacturing in Canada
  • Car and Automobile Manufacturing in the U.S.
  • SUV and Light Truck Manufacturing in Canada

  • Electrical Equipment for Engines and Vehicles in Canada ISIC329
  • Electric Mobility: Opportunities and Challenges in the Clean Fuel Industry
  • Global Overview of Automotive
  • Top Five Mobility and Automotive Trends in 2021
  • Mobility Survey 2020
  • Premium and Luxury Cars in Canada
  • Premium and Luxury Cars in the US

  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Canada
  • Automotive Innovation: Canada
  • Perceptions of Auto Brands: Canada
  • Family Car Buying: Canada
  • SUVs, Crossovers, and Pickup Trucks: Canada

Inside Intelligence eMarketer
  • Automotive Industry Ad Spending
  • U.S. Connected Cars Forecast

Conference Board of Canada
  • Shades of Gray: Consumer Attitudes toward a Low Carbon Economy in Canada
  • Industry Lens: Motor Vehicle Parts and Manufacturing

Business Source Complete  
  • U.S. Automobile and Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry (Barnes Report)
  • Canada Autos Report (BMI Research)
  • New Cars in Canada (MarketLine Industry Profile)

ProQuest One Business
  • Just-Auto Reports

Other Industry Reports: Government, Associations, Industry Groups, Consultants, Etc.

This is just a small sample of reports that are freely available.

United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Alliance for Automotive Innovation
Canada. National Energy Board
TD Economics
Fuels Institute. Electric Vehicle Council
Bank of Canada
International Energy Agency
United States. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Canada. Energy Regulator
Ernst and Young
Canada. Natural Resources Canada

Other Statistics

Statistics Canada
United States. Alternative Fuels Data Center
United States. Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Multiple Tables and Publications
DesRosiers Reports and Yearbook
A wide range of automotive statistics; includes some brand, model, nameplate statistics

Katharine Ball: Updated November 2022

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