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Global Automakers' members strongly support and are aggressively pursuing innovative ways to reduce CO2 emissions to protect the environment and lessen the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels. Our members are creating alternatives to petroleum by investing in advanced technology vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells, clean diesel, electricity, sustainable biofuels, and natural gas. Our members account for 82 percent of the U.S. hybrid market and offer the only hydrogen fuel-cell and natural gas-powered vehicles available to consumers in America. This year, one of the Association’s members is bringing the first zero-emission mass-market vehicle to American consumers.

Global Automakers advance our member companies’ environmental goals by working with lawmakers to provide manufacturers the lead-time to design and build the type of advanced technology vehicles needed while continuing to provide consumers with a full range of vehicle choices.

Issues in Action

Sep
07
2016
Global Automakers submitted comments in general support of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) proposed changes to the fuel economy advertising guide, and provided specific comments for additional clarification regarding single mileage ratings, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ratings, and non-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates.
Aug
15
2016

The Association of Global Automakers sent a letter to California legislative leadership in opposition to a last minute proposal that would:

(A) require that at least 15 percent of all new vehicles sold in California be zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2025,

(B) require that 100 percent of all new vehicles sold in California be ZEVs by 2050, and

Aug
10
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Traverse City, Michigan hosted two conferences on the auto industry last week: one that I read about, and one that I attended.

The one that I read about laid bare differences among regulators and the auto industry about the possibility of reaching ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, commonly expressed in miles per gallon figures.

The one I attended revealed some interesting, and possibly productive, areas of agreement among regulators and the auto industry as to how we might work together to achieve our policy goals.

Aug
02
2016
The Association of Global Automakers and fifteen other associations submitted a joint coalition letter requesting from the EPA, NHTSA and CARB to extend the comment period for the draft Technical Assessment Report (TAR) from 60 to 120 days. Due to the length, highly technical nature of the document, and the misalignment of the timelines for various agencies the coalition felt an extension would be warranted to provide appropriate additional data.
Aug
01
2016

Global Automakers and the Auto Alliance submitted a joint petition for reconsideration of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Civil Penalties to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on August 1, 2016. In the petition, the Associations seek reconsideration of the portion of the Interim Final Rule (IFR) that applies to civil penalties under the CAFE program and the CAFE standards at 49 C.F.R. Parts 531 and 533.

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