16.4 Million: Auction Price Paid For a 1957 Ferrari

Well, with automobiles, we might be better off not trying to digest some numbers. We spotted this today:

” A 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa racecar sold at a California auction Saturday for $16.4 million, the highest amount ever paid for any car at auction.”

Statistics Source: CNN Money

We have written about the 54.5 miles per gallon car before

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The 54.5 Miles Per Gallon Car

Not now, by 2025. We spotted this today:

“In 15 years, a new car that gets less than 50 miles per gallon could be considered a gas-guzzler–if new fuel economy regulations President Obama plans to announce tomorrow stick. Automakers have agreed to support the new standards, which would U.S. vehicles to average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Current standards require an average fuel economy of 31.4 miles per gallon by 2016. ”

Statistics Source: MIT Technology Review

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12 Percent of Twitter’s Revenue Comes From Auto Advertisers

We spotted this today:

“Speaking with ClickZ News this week, Twitter’s Chief Revenue Officer Adam Bain, said 12 percent of its revenues came solely from auto marketers during the first three months of the year, thanks in part to strong growth in that industry, as well as the popularity of Twitter’s newer paid placements, such as its Promoted Accounts offering.

“Promoted accounts are one of the best hidden secrets of the platform. Unlike trends, they’re based on targeting. If the marketer understands the value of a certain type of customer, they can bid really effectively,” Bain said. “Each marketer knows how much a follower is worth to them, and once they’ve acquired that follower, brands can keep marketing to them,” he continued, adding that between 20 and 40 percent of Twitter users follow at least one brand.”

Statistics Source: Clickz.

We have written about some interesting Twitter statistics before. Also, do you know what was the most tweeted event ever?

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9 Out Of 10 Parents Installing Car Seats Are Doing It Wrong

We spotted this today:

“According to the New York City Department of Transportation, 9 out of 10 parents install their child’s car seat incorrectly. This could lead to your child getting hurt or killed in the event of an accident. Why risk it? Find an expert who can inspect your car seat and make sure you’ve put it in correctly. NHTSA has an online searchable database to find a certified technician near you.”

Nine out of Ten? Thats a really big number.

Statistics Source: Consumerist

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World’s Largest Selling Car: India’s Alto

The best selling small car of India, Alto has beaten all cars in the world to become no. 1 best selling car of the world.

We spotted this stat today:

“The best selling small car of India, Alto has beaten all cars in the world to become no. 1 best selling car of the world. In the race, it has left behind worlds’ top selling compact models like Volkswagen Gold in Germany, Fiat Uno and Volkswagen Gol in Brazil.

During calendar year 2010, Alto sold 3,00, 956 units. Whereas VWGol sold 2,93,738 units and Gold sold only 2,51,078 units.

This is the first time when any Indian car model has outsold global best sellers.”

Statistics Source: Infibeam

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9 Dollars A Gallon: What Some Car Rentals Charge You To Fill The Tank

We spotted this stat today:

“According to a new USA Today survey, the penalty for having to fill up a rental car’s tank can now set you back over $9 per gallon.

The paper surveyed this pricing at 13 airports and found Hertz charging $9.29 a gallon, with some Dollar and Thrifty sites charging $8.99 a gallon. At these rates, the penalty for leaving a 35-gallon vehicle with an empty tank could set you back around $325.”

Statistics Source: Consumerist

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Total Number Of Cars In The US: 246 Million

We spotted this today (this is end 2009 numbers):

“. An interesting side effect of lowered sales last year, though, is that the total number of vehicles in the overall U.S. car fleet dropped. There were 250 million cars here in 2008, and only 246 million at the end of 2009. We may have been buying fewer cars than we usually do in a year – there were around 10 million sold in 2009 – but we still got rid of 14 million units.”

Statistics Source: Autoblog

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Gas Price Statistics: Orlando Gas Station Charges $5.69 A Gallon

We spotted this stat today:

“Suncoast Energys, located near the Orlando International Airport, was charging $5.69 a gallon for regular gasoline on Friday. That’s the highest of any gas retailer in the nation, according to price tracker gasbuddy.com.”

Statistics Source: CNN Money

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Electric Motorcycles and Scooters: 138 Million By 2017

“As electric passenger cars become increasingly familiar to consumers around the world, electric motorcycles and scooters are also growing in popularity. E-motorcycles and e-scooters are already used in significant numbers in China and other parts of Asia Pacific, due in large part to urbanization trends, and people in many countries are accustomed to using two-wheel vehicles as a primary mode of transportation. In other regions, improving customer perception, government incentives, and high petroleum fuel costs all contribute in some part to the demand growth for electric motorcycles and scooters. According to a new report from Pike Research, the number of e-motorcycles and e-scooters on the road will increase from 17 million in 2011 to 138 million by 2017.”

Statistics Source: Pike Research

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Hello, Netscape! Zipcar IPO Zooms 65%

Well, looks like Netscape days are back –

Zipcar shares soared in their market debut Thursday, after the car sharing company’s initial public offering raised more money than it had expected.

Shares of the decade-old Cambridge, Mass.-based company opened at $30 per share on Nasdaq, a 67% increase from its offering price of $18.

Statistics Source: CNN Money

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