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Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Lowell’s Independent Automotive, Inc. Independent Toyota, Lexus, and Scion Specialists 111 Mechanic Street Lexington, Kentucky 40507 Web: http://www.chooselowells.com Blog: http://lowells.typepad.com Telephone: (859) 233-1173 Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 What is this report? Bluegrass Vehicle Report Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Using state registration data, Lowell’s compiled statistics on vehicles in 7 Bluegrass counties. This report differs from many others in that it looks at all of the vehicles on the road, rather than just recent vehicle sales.
April 2009 Key Findings Bluegrass Vehicle Report Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Toyota is the #1 brand in Lexington 33,624 vehicles carry the Toyota nameplate (15.4% of the cars in Lexington), compared to 31,018 for Ford and 29,712 for Chevrolet. Lexington drivers consumed over 156 million gallons of gasoline in 2008 – enough to fill Rupp Arena from the floor to the rafters. GM, with 10 different brands, was the top manufacturer in all seven Bluegrass counties included in our study. Fill ’Rupp GM is the top manufacturer
Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Lexington / Fayette County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 Overview Lexington / Fayette County Fayette 1.83 vehicles per household 0.98 vehicles per person over 16 218,831 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 2.74 billion miles driven in 2008 Fayette County vehicle statistics 45 90 90 5 3 8 7 2 7 3
April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Fayette County Lexington / Fayette County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Fayette Lowell’s Fun Fact Toyota is now the top brand of vehicle in Fayette County, with 33,624 vehicles Bumper to bumper, those Toyotas could fill all four lanes of New Circle Road
April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Fayette County Lexington / Fayette County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Fayette Lowell’s Fun Fact GM is the top manufacturer of vehicles in Fayette County, with 57,773 vehicles across 10 different brands While it tops our list, GM’s 26.4% share in Fayette County is the lowest of any of the Bluegrass counties in our study.
A May 2008 Brookings Institution report found that Lexington pollutes more per person than any other American city… So what does that look like? Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
3.2 billion pounds of C0 2  emitted $450 million spent on gasoline 19,500 gas tankers with 26-ton payloads 156 million gallons of gasoline April 2009 Energy and Environment Lexington / Fayette County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 218,831 total registered vehicles Fayette A Brookings Institution study recently found that Lexington pollutes more (per person) than any other city in the nation Annual consumption rates
156 million gallons of gasoline April 2009 Energy and Environment Lexington / Fayette County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 218,831 total registered vehicles Fayette A Brookings Institution study recently found that Lexington pollutes more (per person) than any other city in the nation Lowell’s Fun Fact The 156,000,000 gallons of gasoline Lexington consumes each year is more than enough to fill Rupp Arena from floor to ceiling,  or, enough to cover Jacobson Park with gasoline 15 inches deep.
Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Bourbon County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 Overview Bourbon County 0.82 vehicles per person 16,252 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 203 million miles driven in 2008 Bourbon 2.11 vehicles per household* * Household data from 2000 Census Bourbon County vehicle statistics 90 90 90 3 1 45 90 0 2 0
April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Bourbon County Bourbon County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact Bourbon County has the highest concentration of any one brand, with Chevrolet accounting for over ¼ of the vehicles on the road  Bourbon
April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Bourbon County Bourbon County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact In addition to having the highest proportion of GM vehicles, Bourbon County also has an unusually strong Chrysler presence, as Chrysler surpasses Ford for #2 among all manufacturers.  Bourbon
Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Clark County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 Overview Clark County 0.83 vehicles per person 29,653 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 370 million miles driven in 2008 Clark 2.28 vehicles per household* * Household data from 2000 Census Clark County vehicle statistics 45 90 90 0 6 6 2 0 3 7
April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Clark County Clark County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact Clark County has the smallest proportion of Toyotas of any county in our survey. Interestingly, it also has the  highest  proportions of both Nissan and Jeep vehicles. Clark
April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Clark County Clark County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Clark
Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Jessamine County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 Overview Jessamine County 0.84 vehicles per person 39,040 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 488 million miles driven in 2008 2.82 vehicles per household* * Household data from 2000 Census Jessamine Jessamine County vehicle statistics 90 90 90 78 90 90 90 0 4 8
April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Jessamine County Jessamine County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Jessamine
April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Jessamine County Jessamine County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Jessamine
Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Madison County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 Overview Madison County 0.76 vehicles per person 62,449 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 781 million miles driven in 2008 2.30 vehicles per household* * Household data from 2000 Census Madison Madison County vehicle statistics 45 90 90 0 6 1 2 0 7 8
April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Madison County Madison County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Madison
April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Madison County Madison County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Madison
Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Scott County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 Overview Scott County 0.81 vehicles per person 36,225 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 453 million miles driven in 2008 2.99 vehicles per household* * Household data from 2000 Census Scott Scott County vehicle statistics 45 90 90 2 8 1 2 0 4 5
April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Scott County Scott County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact Scott County, containing the Toyota plant in Georgetown, has the highest concentration of Toyotas (1 of 5 vehicles) in any of the seven counties in our study. Scott
April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Scott County Scott County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact Toyota also occupies the #2 spot among manufacturers in Scott County.
Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Woodford County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 Overview Woodford County 0.87 vehicles per person total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 268 million miles driven in 2008 2.41 vehicles per household* * Household data from 2000 Census 21,427 Woodford Woodford County vehicle statistics 45 90 90 7 8 3 7 0 2 6
April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Woodford County Woodford County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact Woodford County is the only county in our study where Ford is the top brand.  Woodford
April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Woodford County Woodford County Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact Woodford County also has the highest proportion of Ford-manufactured vehicles. Woodford
Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Bluegrass Region Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 Overview Bluegrass Region 0.79 vehicles per person 423,877 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 5.30 billion miles driven in 2008 303 million gallons of gasoline Bluegrass vehicle statistics 45 90 90 8 4 6 2 5 2 9
February 2009 Brand Summary Bluegrass Region Top twenty brands in the region Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in the region Bluegrass Region Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Background Information Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 About Lowell’s Lowell’s Lowell’s :: Best Mechanic in Lexington Lowell’s has been selected  7 times  by Ace Weekly readers as  Best Mechanic in Lexington Lowell’s won the Herald-Leader’s 2007  Readers’ Choice Award  for  Best Repair Shop “ The place is almost  legendary   for its customer service .”  Herald-Leader columnist Jim Jordan Lowell’s Independent Automotive is an award-winning automotive maintenance and repair shop which exclusively services Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles.  Lowell’s is located at 111 Mechanic Street in Lexington, Kentucky. :: Lowell’s was founded by Lowell and Betty Nigoff in October of 1979 as a general automotive repair shop.  In 1982, we determined the need to specialize and turned all of our efforts to Toyota repair and maintenance.  When Lexus debuted in 1989, we extended our coverage to them, and in 2005 we added the new Scion to our list.  :: In July 2008, Rob and Suzanne Morris purchased Lowell’s from the Nigoffs.  While the ownership changed, all of the staff have stayed on, and we will continue to deliver the great customer service Lowell’s is known for. :: Lowell’s is Kentucky’s only independent repair shop servicing only Toyota-branded vehicles. Lowell’s Independent Automotive, Inc. Independent Toyota, Lexus, and Scion Specialists 111 Mechanic Street Lexington, Kentucky 40507 Web: http://www.chooselowells.com Blog: http://lowells.typepad.com Telephone: (859) 233-1173 Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 Sources About this report Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 What Open records request to the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, including passenger vehicle registration data by brand and by county (data excludes heavy trucks, farm equipment, motorcycles, and all-terrain vehicles) When Registrations from February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009 Where 7 Bluegrass counties: Fayette, Bourbon, Clark, Jessamine, Madison, Scott, Woodford Primary Data: Vehicle Information Lexington Pollution Claims The Brookings Institution, May 2008: Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America (Note: Most of Lexington’s carbon footprint stems from the use of cheap coal to fuel our electricity.  But unmanaged sprawl and traffic also contribute to our #1 ranking.) Miles Driven and MPG Assumptions U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics and www.fueleconomy.gov Population and Household Data U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau: American FactFinder Fayette County: 2008 Data (American Community Survey) All Other Counties: 2000 Data, 2008 Estimates (where available) Secondary Sources
Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Fayette County (Comparison Slide) Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
April 2009 Overview (Comparison Slide) Lexington / Fayette County (This slide is to be used for ‘apples-to-apples’ comparisons to data from other counties) Fayette 0.78 vehicles per person 218,831 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive  ::  Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 2.74 billion miles driven in 2008 2.02 vehicles per household * Household data from 2000 Census 45 90 90 5 3 8 7 2 7 3

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Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009

  • 1. Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Lowell’s Independent Automotive, Inc. Independent Toyota, Lexus, and Scion Specialists 111 Mechanic Street Lexington, Kentucky 40507 Web: http://www.chooselowells.com Blog: http://lowells.typepad.com Telephone: (859) 233-1173 Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 2. April 2009 What is this report? Bluegrass Vehicle Report Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Using state registration data, Lowell’s compiled statistics on vehicles in 7 Bluegrass counties. This report differs from many others in that it looks at all of the vehicles on the road, rather than just recent vehicle sales.
  • 3. April 2009 Key Findings Bluegrass Vehicle Report Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Toyota is the #1 brand in Lexington 33,624 vehicles carry the Toyota nameplate (15.4% of the cars in Lexington), compared to 31,018 for Ford and 29,712 for Chevrolet. Lexington drivers consumed over 156 million gallons of gasoline in 2008 – enough to fill Rupp Arena from the floor to the rafters. GM, with 10 different brands, was the top manufacturer in all seven Bluegrass counties included in our study. Fill ’Rupp GM is the top manufacturer
  • 4. Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Lexington / Fayette County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 5. April 2009 Overview Lexington / Fayette County Fayette 1.83 vehicles per household 0.98 vehicles per person over 16 218,831 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 2.74 billion miles driven in 2008 Fayette County vehicle statistics 45 90 90 5 3 8 7 2 7 3
  • 6. April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Fayette County Lexington / Fayette County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Fayette Lowell’s Fun Fact Toyota is now the top brand of vehicle in Fayette County, with 33,624 vehicles Bumper to bumper, those Toyotas could fill all four lanes of New Circle Road
  • 7. April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Fayette County Lexington / Fayette County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Fayette Lowell’s Fun Fact GM is the top manufacturer of vehicles in Fayette County, with 57,773 vehicles across 10 different brands While it tops our list, GM’s 26.4% share in Fayette County is the lowest of any of the Bluegrass counties in our study.
  • 8. A May 2008 Brookings Institution report found that Lexington pollutes more per person than any other American city… So what does that look like? Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 9. 3.2 billion pounds of C0 2 emitted $450 million spent on gasoline 19,500 gas tankers with 26-ton payloads 156 million gallons of gasoline April 2009 Energy and Environment Lexington / Fayette County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 218,831 total registered vehicles Fayette A Brookings Institution study recently found that Lexington pollutes more (per person) than any other city in the nation Annual consumption rates
  • 10. 156 million gallons of gasoline April 2009 Energy and Environment Lexington / Fayette County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 218,831 total registered vehicles Fayette A Brookings Institution study recently found that Lexington pollutes more (per person) than any other city in the nation Lowell’s Fun Fact The 156,000,000 gallons of gasoline Lexington consumes each year is more than enough to fill Rupp Arena from floor to ceiling, or, enough to cover Jacobson Park with gasoline 15 inches deep.
  • 11. Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Bourbon County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 12. April 2009 Overview Bourbon County 0.82 vehicles per person 16,252 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 203 million miles driven in 2008 Bourbon 2.11 vehicles per household* * Household data from 2000 Census Bourbon County vehicle statistics 90 90 90 3 1 45 90 0 2 0
  • 13. April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Bourbon County Bourbon County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact Bourbon County has the highest concentration of any one brand, with Chevrolet accounting for over ¼ of the vehicles on the road Bourbon
  • 14. April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Bourbon County Bourbon County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact In addition to having the highest proportion of GM vehicles, Bourbon County also has an unusually strong Chrysler presence, as Chrysler surpasses Ford for #2 among all manufacturers. Bourbon
  • 15. Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Clark County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 16. April 2009 Overview Clark County 0.83 vehicles per person 29,653 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 370 million miles driven in 2008 Clark 2.28 vehicles per household* * Household data from 2000 Census Clark County vehicle statistics 45 90 90 0 6 6 2 0 3 7
  • 17. April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Clark County Clark County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact Clark County has the smallest proportion of Toyotas of any county in our survey. Interestingly, it also has the highest proportions of both Nissan and Jeep vehicles. Clark
  • 18. April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Clark County Clark County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Clark
  • 19. Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Jessamine County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 20. April 2009 Overview Jessamine County 0.84 vehicles per person 39,040 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 488 million miles driven in 2008 2.82 vehicles per household* * Household data from 2000 Census Jessamine Jessamine County vehicle statistics 90 90 90 78 90 90 90 0 4 8
  • 21. April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Jessamine County Jessamine County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Jessamine
  • 22. April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Jessamine County Jessamine County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Jessamine
  • 23. Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Madison County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 24. April 2009 Overview Madison County 0.76 vehicles per person 62,449 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 781 million miles driven in 2008 2.30 vehicles per household* * Household data from 2000 Census Madison Madison County vehicle statistics 45 90 90 0 6 1 2 0 7 8
  • 25. April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Madison County Madison County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Madison
  • 26. April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Madison County Madison County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Madison
  • 27. Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Scott County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 28. April 2009 Overview Scott County 0.81 vehicles per person 36,225 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 453 million miles driven in 2008 2.99 vehicles per household* * Household data from 2000 Census Scott Scott County vehicle statistics 45 90 90 2 8 1 2 0 4 5
  • 29. April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Scott County Scott County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact Scott County, containing the Toyota plant in Georgetown, has the highest concentration of Toyotas (1 of 5 vehicles) in any of the seven counties in our study. Scott
  • 30. April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Scott County Scott County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact Toyota also occupies the #2 spot among manufacturers in Scott County.
  • 31. Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Woodford County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 32. April 2009 Overview Woodford County 0.87 vehicles per person total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 268 million miles driven in 2008 2.41 vehicles per household* * Household data from 2000 Census 21,427 Woodford Woodford County vehicle statistics 45 90 90 7 8 3 7 0 2 6
  • 33. April 2009 Brand Summary Top twenty brands in Woodford County Woodford County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact Woodford County is the only county in our study where Ford is the top brand. Woodford
  • 34. April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in Woodford County Woodford County Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 Lowell’s Fun Fact Woodford County also has the highest proportion of Ford-manufactured vehicles. Woodford
  • 35. Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Bluegrass Region Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 36. April 2009 Overview Bluegrass Region 0.79 vehicles per person 423,877 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 5.30 billion miles driven in 2008 303 million gallons of gasoline Bluegrass vehicle statistics 45 90 90 8 4 6 2 5 2 9
  • 37. February 2009 Brand Summary Bluegrass Region Top twenty brands in the region Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 38. April 2009 Manufacturer Summary Top manufacturers in the region Bluegrass Region Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 39. Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Background Information Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 40. April 2009 About Lowell’s Lowell’s Lowell’s :: Best Mechanic in Lexington Lowell’s has been selected 7 times by Ace Weekly readers as Best Mechanic in Lexington Lowell’s won the Herald-Leader’s 2007 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Repair Shop “ The place is almost legendary for its customer service .” Herald-Leader columnist Jim Jordan Lowell’s Independent Automotive is an award-winning automotive maintenance and repair shop which exclusively services Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles. Lowell’s is located at 111 Mechanic Street in Lexington, Kentucky. :: Lowell’s was founded by Lowell and Betty Nigoff in October of 1979 as a general automotive repair shop. In 1982, we determined the need to specialize and turned all of our efforts to Toyota repair and maintenance. When Lexus debuted in 1989, we extended our coverage to them, and in 2005 we added the new Scion to our list. :: In July 2008, Rob and Suzanne Morris purchased Lowell’s from the Nigoffs. While the ownership changed, all of the staff have stayed on, and we will continue to deliver the great customer service Lowell’s is known for. :: Lowell’s is Kentucky’s only independent repair shop servicing only Toyota-branded vehicles. Lowell’s Independent Automotive, Inc. Independent Toyota, Lexus, and Scion Specialists 111 Mechanic Street Lexington, Kentucky 40507 Web: http://www.chooselowells.com Blog: http://lowells.typepad.com Telephone: (859) 233-1173 Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 41. April 2009 Sources About this report Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 What Open records request to the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, including passenger vehicle registration data by brand and by county (data excludes heavy trucks, farm equipment, motorcycles, and all-terrain vehicles) When Registrations from February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009 Where 7 Bluegrass counties: Fayette, Bourbon, Clark, Jessamine, Madison, Scott, Woodford Primary Data: Vehicle Information Lexington Pollution Claims The Brookings Institution, May 2008: Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America (Note: Most of Lexington’s carbon footprint stems from the use of cheap coal to fuel our electricity. But unmanaged sprawl and traffic also contribute to our #1 ranking.) Miles Driven and MPG Assumptions U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics and www.fueleconomy.gov Population and Household Data U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau: American FactFinder Fayette County: 2008 Data (American Community Survey) All Other Counties: 2000 Data, 2008 Estimates (where available) Secondary Sources
  • 42. Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 :: Fayette County (Comparison Slide) Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009
  • 43. April 2009 Overview (Comparison Slide) Lexington / Fayette County (This slide is to be used for ‘apples-to-apples’ comparisons to data from other counties) Fayette 0.78 vehicles per person 218,831 total registered vehicles Lowell’s Independent Automotive :: Bluegrass Vehicle Report 2009 2.74 billion miles driven in 2008 2.02 vehicles per household * Household data from 2000 Census 45 90 90 5 3 8 7 2 7 3