NAICS (rhymes with snakes), is the North American Industry Classification System. It is used to classify "lines of business" for establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data.
NAICS codes are replacing the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Find more information at the NAICS Main Page.
Note that there are unique codes for automobile...
Many of the Library's industry databases use a NAICS or SIC code to access reports and may allow you to search by keyword or browse the codes.
Some IBISWorld reports use the NAICS code, others that begin with an OD are tracking codes unique to IBIS and usually represent smaller, niche industries.
After selecting a report, be sure to check out the tabs at the top of the report for:
About this Industry -- Associations and jargon
Much of the information from an industry association is only available to their members, though sometimes the association website may make some of their research and trends available to the public. For example, check out the Alliance of Automobile Manufactures' Economy page for information about the automobile industry's economic impact.
(snipped from page 1 of IBISWorld 33611A report)
(snipped from "Major Companies" page of IBISWorld 33611A report)
For automobile industry reports from the United States, try a keyword search and limit to:
Note that 33611* is the NAICS code for automobile manufacturing. You can also search for the codes for other, related industries: 42311* is automobile wholesalers and 44111* is automobile dealers.
Your librarian suggests this industry report:
MarketLine Industry Profile: Hybrid & Electric Cars in United States. (2019). Hybrid & Electric Industry Profile: United States, 43p.
An industry report for the hybrid and electric car industry in the U.S. is presented from publisher MarketLine, with topics including market value, market segmentation, and competition in the industry.