61M General Motors Vehicles In Operation In The U.S. As Of Q3 202119
There are more than 61 million General Motors vehicles in operation in the U.S., as of data collected for Q3 of the 2021 calendar year. As such, there are presently more GM vehicles in operation in the U.S. than any other single automaker.
The insight comes courtesy of a recent report from Automotive News, which cites data from multinational consumer credit reporting company Experian. According to the Experian data, there are 61,274,433 General Motors vehicles in operation on U.S. roads as of Q3 of this year. That includes more than 16 million GM vehicles less than five years old, and more than 45 million GM vehicles over five years old.
Among the various General Motors brands, Chevrolet was best represented, with nearly 40 million vehicles. To put that in perspective, that’s more than all of the Stellantis brands combined (34.4 million vehicles) and nearly on par with Toyota (41.1 million vehicles) and Ford (46.5 million).
The next best-represented General Motors brand was GMC, with 10.3 million vehicles, followed by Buick with 4.1 million vehicles and Cadillac with 3.1 vehicles.
Interestingly, the data includes vehicles from several GM brands no longer sold in the U.S., but are still in operation, including Pontiac (1.9 million vehicles), Saturn (1 million vehicles), Oldsmobile (473K vehicles), and Geo (106K vehicles). Opel was also included (3k vehicles), as were Hummer vehicles older than five years (215K vehicles), represented by the H1, H2, and H3.
Given General Motors’ move towards all-electric powertrains, it’s also worth noting the data for GM EV rival Tesla. Per the report, there are a total of 910,045 Tesla vehicles in operation as of Q3 2021, including 59,062 vehicles five years and older, and 850,983 Tesla vehicles under five years old.
In total, the data indicates that there are 283,794,368 vehicles still in operation as of Q3 2021, including 189,373,832 vehicles over five years of age, and 94,420,536 vehicles less than five years of age.
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Yes, and many of them are Car’s, not Gdam SUV’s and trucks!!!!!!!!!!!
Seeing these figures makes me wonder how many motorcycles are still in service in the U.S.
Love to see a breakout by model years too! Just curious to see how many 25 or 30 plus year old vehicles make up that number.
Many are Pontiacs, Saturns, SAABS, Oldmobiles, and other brands GM no longer sells. When you can’t talk about your marketshare today, you talk about marketshare that reflects your past. Lame.
GM was a unbelievably self destructive company until Lutz arrived and used basic common sence and hood taste but by then it was to late to unite the disparate GM brands (Pontiac with Holden or Saturn with Opel-Vauxhall).
New GM should have been run by Lutz as president and Dan Ammerman as CEO with the board settling disagreements.
Lutz should have been handed the reins at Chrysler by Iacocca vs bringing in lifetime GM guy Bob Eaton who then turned around and sold out to Daimler. The history of that company would have been dramatically different.
Speaking of Saabs, I actually saw one the other day. I was thinking that they were all recycled by now, but theirs a few still limping around out there. There was a time when I wanted a 9000 aero, and every time I came across a Saab owner I would stop and ask them about their car. “Any problems” I’d ask. “Oh no, none at all” they’ed answer. “Turbo failures?” says me, “ A few” says they. I decided against the Saab.
My Dad’s daily driver is a ’97 900T. I bought it used in 2006 and gave it to him a few years later as the transmission died. He fixed it and has been driving it ever since.
These data are released quarterly by Experian. Reference to the reports is often posted on this site. 61 million out of 283 million total VIO is 22% or ~1 in 4.5 vehicles. What is unclear is if VIO data includes collector cars (my assumption is the data do not). If collector cars were included GMs market share would be higher, probably 1 in 4 given the enormous amount of “classic” GM vehicles in the US. My neighbor has two classic Corvettes in his garage that are not registered but have been fully restored. His third corvette, a C7 Z06, is registered and used as his daily driver in the summer.
Being a lifelong GM owner, I am disgusted with the direction GM has gone in for the past couple decades. The decision making just gets worse from canceling Pontiac to not making cars to not being a leader in any segment except full size SUV’s. Constantly not putting out the best product in most segments. For example, left over interiors in the last model full size trucks is just ridiculous. Older powertrains in mid size trucks and CUV’s with interiors not up to par. Building a Blackwing engine for a year then killing it and the Buick lineup is a joke. And for me, one of the biggest problems is who the heck is designing these vehicles. Once the leader in design has lost it for a long, long time now. Chevrolet looks like a transformer designed their cars and trucks, from the Camaro to the Silverado (the HD is just hideous). So when it came time to buy a new truck I could not give up my hard earned money and buy a GM 3/4 ton truck. I bought the Ram 2500 4×4. It was an easy choice. I am not the only one making these choices. Many are and that is why GM loses market share year after year! It is not important how many GM vehicles are in operation at the moment, its about building vehicles that are the best in the world that your family, friends and kids want. Wake up GM and a lot of your fans have been asking for this for a long time!
All ur taste is in ur mouth if u can’t see the cool looks of the new Silverado, Go work on ur RAM every weekend.
I thought you were going to say you can go cook something on your bolt.
“the cool looks of the new Silverado”
It’s hardly new. Came out in 2018, and I still think it looks worse than the previous version.
There is the newer mid-2022 one coming out soon, which looks basically the same.
Come on Bill, that’s all you got! “Go work on ur RAM every weekend.” You are mistaken, those are Fords!
How much longer is the chip shortage going to last? Tired of seeing empty lots.
I see hundreds of new Silverados all the time. Just drive on by the old Sports Creek off I-69 where they have them all hilariously parked out in the field, waiting for parts.
I’m sure that’s great for them.
They probably number into the thousands actually.
Bill , you think that the silverado is a reliable truck ? That’s hilarious .
To all the Goobers basing GM. Best truck I’ve ever owned was a Chevy C-10 it was a 71. I rolled a 1986 Chevy S -10, didn’t even throw the battery out of it, my brother went up ad drove it out of the field I flipped it over in, drove it to my parents house, sold it to some dude that put a new cab on it and drove it for years! Sorry Goobers, make mine a Chevy!