Edmunds.com Launches Comprehensive New Car Data Center at AutoObserver.com
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — March 11, 2011 — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, today launched a new tool dedicated to providing data and insights that are most critical to the automotive industry. The Car Data Center at Edmunds' AutoObserver.com offers researchers, reporters and consumers a free online resource to identify and report on these important trends.
Some of the categories available at no cost through easy-to-read charts and downloadable spreadsheets include:
- Monthly car sales and market share data broken out by make and manufacturer.
- Monthly Fuel Cost (MFC) for all new vehicles based on 1,250 miles driven per month and regularly updated national-average fuel costs
- Updated breakouts of Edmunds.com's True Cost of IncentivesSM (TCISM) by both make and manufacturer
- A running tally of vehicle recalls and analysis of safety complaints reported to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Vehicle consideration data by make and category, based on the online shopping behavior of consumers on Edmunds.com
"This is the database that the automotive industry has needed for quite some time," said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at Edmunds.com. "No other online source readily provides this much in-depth information on automotive trends in such an easy-to-use format. Journalists, educators, financial analysts and, of course, automotive industry analysts will all find the Data Center highly useful in their everyday research."
The Data Center offers researchers the ability to make month-to-month and year-over-year comparisons for every category. Data is refreshed at least once a month to provide users with the most up-to-date information available to the automotive community.
To see the full breadth of available information, please visit the Car Data Center at Edmunds' AutoObserver.com at http://www.autoobserver.com/car-data-center/.
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Edmunds.com Inc. publishes Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site and hosts the most established automotive community online. Its mobile site, accessible from any smartphone at www.edmunds.com, makes car pricing and other research tools available for car shoppers at dealerships and otherwise on the go. InsideLine.com is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. Its mobile site, accessible from any smartphone at www.insideline.com, features the wireless Web's highest quality car photos and videos. AutoObserver.com provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds.com Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit. Follow Edmunds.com on Twitter@edmunds and fan Edmunds.com on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edmunds.