Erin Berger

Erin
Berger
Research Associate,
WardsAuto

Erin is a member of the WardsAuto data and research group.

Articles
North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 4.0% in November 
Each of the Detroit Three posted gains over last year, and the top three Japanese automakers had record-high November production.
New Fuel-Efficient Models Boost November Fuel Economy 
The WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index reached 25.0 mpg, rising for the second consecutive month despite falling fuel prices.
Automakers Soar to All-Time High October North American Output 
Automakers built 1,577,683 LVs in October, 7.7% above year-ago, and outdoing the month’s previous high of 1,566,051 in 1998. The total primarily was boosted by light trucks, up 13.8%.
October Fuel Economy Increases Despite Falling Fuel Prices 
Light trucks reached a record high, but the average car score was held back by increased sales of less fuel-efficient luxury models.
North American Light Vehicle Production Up 13.5% in September
Light-truck production grows as automakers build inventory for fourth-quarter.
September Fuel Economy Drops From Prior Month
Fuel economy declined due to another decrease in gas prices and a smaller share of light vehicles in September.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 1.9% in August
Car builds totaled 630,915, a 0.5% drop from like-2012. Light truck production grew 4.0% to 806,005.
U.S. Light Vehicles Set Fuel-Economy Record in August
The four most fuel-efficient segments, currently at 25.9 mpg and higher, all held or surpassed their highest scores to date.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Sets July Record
The result came as several plants eliminated or reduced their traditionally scheduled summer shutdowns to maintain inventory levels as LV sales continued to rise.
Record Fuel Economy for U.S. Light Vehicles in July
Light-truck market share grew in the month, but any downward effect on miles per gallon was offset by record FEI scores for both cars and trucks.
North American LV Production Sees Slight Uptick in June
As most plants now are operating near or above 100% capacity utilization, growth will continue to be relatively low.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 5.9% in May
Through the first 5 months of 2013, 6,854,535 light vehicles were produced in North America, up 4.5% from the same period in 2012.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 13.7% in April
Detroit Three output grew 11% in the month, compared with year-ago. Ford enjoyed the biggest gain, up 19.7%, with 263,553 cars and trucks.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Falls 3% in March
The first year-over-year drop in 2013 is mainly due to fewer production days and inventory control.
North American LV Production Grows Slightly in February
Last month’s lukewarm increase sharply contrasted with the double-digit gains of 2012, when full-year production finished 18% ahead of like-2011.
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