According to Ken Czubay, head of US sales, service and marketing at Ford Motor Company, no expected downturn in sales should result after the recent blizzard that hit the northeastern United States.
It is wrong to compare the effects of the February blizzard, which some news outlets have dubbed “Nemo,” to the damage which Hurricane Sandy inflicted on auto sales back in November. In the case of Sandy there was actual damage to infrastructure which affected Ford’s ability to produce cars. Also, Sandy incapacitated approximately 200,000 brand new vehicles, says Chief Economist Paul Taylor of the National Automobile Dealers Association. Nemo is not expected to cause any significant damage to infrastructure.
Car manufacturers say that whatever losses they suffered in October and early November from Hurricane Sandy was made up in the following few months.