Global Automakers

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March 22, 2017
Letter
In a letter to Florida House Careers and Competition Subcommittee Chairman Halsey Beshears, Global Automakers opposed legislation requiring manufacturers to pay dealers for vehicles subject to federal recall. The Association encouraged the chairman to refrain from moving the bill until stakeholders can negotiate the provisions as described in the "Rules of Engagement" that were previously agreed to.
March 21, 2017
Agency Comments
On March 20, 2017, Global Automakers submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Rulmaking for Procedures for Risk Evaluation of Chemicals under the Amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  These comments focused on establishing a strong process for the five phases of the risk evaluation process: (1) Scope; (2) Hazard Assessment; (3) Exposure Assessment; (4) Risk Characterization; and (5) Unreasonable Risk Determination.
March 21, 2017
Agency Comments
On March 20, 2017, Global Automakers submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Rulemaking on Procedures for Prioritization of Chemicals for Risk Evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  These comments focused on establishing a strong process that clearly defines terms such as "risk evaluation" and to consistently apply these determinations for the selected chemicals.
March 21, 2017
Letter
In response to a letter from California's Governor, Jerry Brown, concerning the EPA's reopening of its Midterm Evaluation of the model year 2022-2025 CO2 emission standards, the Association of Global Automakers sent the Governor the attached letter correcting certain misperceptions about the Association's position on this important issue.
March 17, 2017
Agency Comments
Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on March 17, 2017 on the “California’s Advanced Clean Cars Midterm Review: Summary Report for the Technical Analysis of the Light Duty Vehicle Standards” (Midterm Review). The comments address the three regulatory programs within the California's Advanced Clean Car Program: the Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) mandate, the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) standards, and the Low Emission Vehicle III (LEVIII) standards. There are three general themes throughout Global Automakers’ comments: The purpose of the Midterm Review is to...
March 17, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted written testimony to Georgia House Transportation Committee held a hearing on SB 219 urging lawmakers to avoid legislation that creates barriers to automated vehicles and to look to other states that are promoting the technology without enacting legislation.
March 17, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted written testimony to Colorado Senate Transportation Committee hearing on SB 213 urging lawmakers to avoid legislation that creates barriers to automated vehicles and to look to other states that are promoting the technology without enacting legislation.
March 15, 2017
Press Release
Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO  WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 15, 2017 –“We welcome the Trump Administration's decision to return the greenhouse gas standards’ midterm evaluation back to the process that was agreed to in 2012. We look forward to working with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the California Air Resources Board on a review of the standards that is data driven and accounts for the needs of American consumers without locking in a prejudged outcome.” ###
March 10, 2017
Press Release
Statement by the Association of Global Automakers WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 10, 2017 – "California DMV's proposed automated vehicle (AV) regulations are an improvement over earlier proposals but still include unnecessary and prescriptive requirements that we believe will slow the development, testing and deployment of this life-saving technology. The state's draft regulations would establish significant barriers that do not exist in other states and are inconsistent with federal guidance. California can become a leader at the forefront of AV technology if the state rethinks its approach and...
February 28, 2017
Blog
Be honest: few of us really know what to expect from President Trump’s first address to Congress tonight, and that’s one reason the event is likely to get good ratings. We do know what he campaigned for and what he has chosen to emphasize in his first month in office. Those of us at Global Automakers are eager to hear more, especially about his ideas to grow American manufacturing. When it comes to strengthening manufacturing in the United States, the member companies of Global Automakers stand at the forefront. International automakers accounted for 47 percent of total U.S. auto production...
February 28, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted an opposition letter on Minnesota HF 740 which aims to repeal the current warranty reimbursement statute and replace it with a complicated and burdensome procedure that would result in a windfall to certain dealers at the expense of Minnesota consumers. The legislation would also prohibit automobile manufacturers from recovering compliance costs by increasing vehicle prices to dealers. Global Automakers stated that manufacturers have the right to determine the price of products based on evaluating all costs associated with the production, sale, and servicing of its...
February 28, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted an opposition letter to Nebraska LB 627 which seeks to regulate automated vehicles. Global Automakers described LB 627 as poorly drafted and stifling to automated vehicle innovation. The bill's provisions are unworkable and would limit the testing and deployment of automated vehicles where the role of the driver may differ depending upon the design of the system. Global Automakers stated states should not be in the business of setting vehicle design standards for how automated vehicles should be designed - it is essential that this be the responsibility of the...
February 28, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted opposition testimony on Illinois SB 1432, the Safe Autonomous Vehicle (SAVE) Act, an unnecessarily restrictive proposal to limit who can test or operate an automated vehicle and the circumstances under which the vehicles can be tested and operated. If passed, SB 1432 would prohibit the testing of automated vehicles by entities other than motor vehicle manufacturers. Global Automakers¹ testimony stated SB 1432 is anti-competitive since it prescribes a specific business model for the testing and operation of these vehicles. The testimony pointed to other states, such...
February 24, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted written testimony in opposition to Alaska SB 47 which seeks to overhaul of Alaska’s automobile franchise laws, dramatically altering the current contractual relationship between automobile manufacturers and independently franchised dealers in the State. Global Automakers' testimony states that SB 47, if enacted, could harm  consumers in Alaska by giving dealers the rights to operate from sub-standard facilities and locations, contrary to their agreements with automobile manufacturers.  The bill also seeks to deprive manufacturers of determining which persons may...
February 24, 2017
Blog
This week Global Automakers formally requested that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdraw the decision it made in the final days of the Obama Administration on future greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for motor vehicles.   We’ve said for some time that we’d be making the request, but it’s still worth reviewing why we did.    The fundamental problem with EPA’s last-minute decision was that it created a cloud of suspicion about the fairness and transparency of government regulation: in short, it was a procedural foul.  EPA and other government agencies had consistently...
February 23, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers testified in opposition to Maryland SB 902, the Safe Autonomous Vehicle (SAVE) Act, an unnecessarily restrictive proposal to limit who can test or operate an automated vehicle and the circumstances under which the vehicles can be tested and operated. For instance, SB 902 would prohibit the testing of automated vehicles by entities other than motor vehicle manufacturers. Global Automakers testified that SB 902 is anti-competitive since it prescribes a specific business model for the testing and operation of these vehicles.  The testimony pointed to other states, such as Ohio...
February 23, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers testified in opposition to Maryland Senate Bills 566 and 1004, which both address various dealer franchise provisions. The State of Maryland has amended its franchise statute five times since 2009, including the previous three consecutive sessions. Global Automakers argued there is no need to amend the statute for a fourth consecutive year as there is no valid reason for auto dealers to resurrect their arguments from 2016. Global Automakers’s stated the proposed legislation serves only to protect the dealers' business interest and does not serve Maryland consumers.  
February 23, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted a statement for the record to the Idaho Legislature's informational hearing on automated and connected vehicle technology. The statement highlighted the significant benefits these technologies will offer and noted the importance of the right regulatory framework at both the state and federal levels to foster innovation and investment. Despite clear leadership at the federal level, there have been several state proposals imposing significant barriers to testing and deployment of automated vehicle. Global Automakers’ statement emphasized that NHTSA’s Federal...
February 23, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers testified before the Wisconsin State Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy's informational hearing on automated and connected vehicle technology. Global Automakers congratulated the state of Wisconsin and in particular, the University of Wisconsin – Madison for being designated a “proving ground” by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Proving grounds will play a key role in accelerating innovation as well as enabling the public and policymakers to learn about the benefits of automated vehicle technology. Global Automakers’s testimony also highlighted concerns with...
February 21, 2017
Letter
On February 21, 2017, Global Automakers submitted the attached request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking the agency to reconsider its Final Determination concerning the MY 2022-2025 GHG emission standards for light duty vehicles. The EPA Final Determination was part of the EPA's "Midterm Evaluation" of those standards. Global Automakers' request asks EPA to (a) withdraw the Final Determination, (b) reopen the record on the Midterm Evaluation, and (c) reset the timetable for EPA’s actions so that they align with the fuel economy rulemaking that is currently underway at...
February 14, 2017
Testimony
Association of Global Automakers President and CEO John Bozzella provided a statement for the record to the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection hearing on Driverless Cars: Road to Deployment. Bozzella identified the task before policymakers "is to foster the proper legal, regulatory and market environments to enable the benefits of connected and automated vehicles.” Read the statement.
January 27, 2017
Agency Comments
On January 27, Global Automakers submitted comments to the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics at the Environmental Protection Agency on the Proposed Significant New Use Rule for N-ethylpyrrolidone (NEP) and N-isopropylpyrrolidone (NiPP).  Global Automakers asked the agency to clarify the exemption of specific ongoing uses in the final rule. Global Automakers and its members support the development and use of the safest chemicals and products available for use in the automotive industry. Through the application of green chemistry principles and sound scientific methods, Global...
January 25, 2017
Letter
On January 25, Global Automakers submitted a letter to North Dakota's House Industry, Business and Labor Committee in opposition House Bill 1394 which seeks to regulate data ownership in autonomous vehicles.  The letter details Global Automakers concers with the vague language of the bill. Automakers were among the first industries to develop Privacy Principles to address consumer concerns about data collection, use, and sharing. The Principles reflect a major step in protecting personal information collected in the vehicle. For the first time, the industry adopted central concepts to...
January 25, 2017
Letter
The Safety Spectrum Coalition members (the American Trucking Associations, AAA, the Association of Global Automakers, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, and the National Safety Council) sent a letter to FCC Commissioners to promote the release of the notice of proposed rulemaking on connected vehicle technology and asking the FCC to protect the 5.9 GHz safety spectrum and not delay the deployment of V2V.
January 23, 2017
Testimony
On January 19, Global Automakers submitted a letter to the North Dakota House Transportation Committee stating opposition to House Bill 1202 which grants the state's Department of Transportation unlimited regulatory authority without establishing an appropriate framework for autonomous vehicle standards. In the letter, Global Automakers states House Bill 1202 is not necessary to foster the development and testing of automated vehicles in North Dakota and that the enactment of such legislation would create uncertainty for automotive manufacturers and others who are investing heavily in the...

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