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Advanced Technologies

Our members are engaged in research and development of a full range of advanced technologies for vehicles. Continuing to develop the most fuel-efficient internal combustion engines is a top near-term priority. These technologies include the use of turbochargers with down-sized engines, cylinder deactivation during cruise modes, start-stop starter/generator systems to avoid idling, gasoline direct injection to more precisely meter fuel, and more efficient transmissions. View Global Automakers’ work related to Advanced Technologies below.

Issues in Action

May
17
2011

SACRAMENTO, MAY 17, 2011– Representatives of the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) and its member companies are meeting with lawmakers today to discuss the auto industry’s impact in the state and new green vehicle technologies.

Mar
29
2011

Coalition letter to the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS) Caucus Co-Chairs, Representatives Mike Rogers and Russ Carnahan, endorsing H.R. 995, the Smart Technologies for Communities Act of 2011.

Feb
18
2011

WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 – Members of the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) took seven of the top 12 spots on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s 14th annual environmental ratings for green vehicles.

Jul
29
2010

The Association submitted a Petition for Reconsideration of the June 14, 2010 NHTSA final rule amending FMVSS 305, the standard regulating electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection for electric-powered vehicles.

Apr
22
2009

The Association sent a letter to California Senator Christine Kehoe seeking to collaborate on SB 626, a bill addressing key infrastructure needs associated with a broad range of advanced vehicle technologies, including plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.

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