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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

Nov
18
2016

The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) applauds Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy’s announcement of an additional $2.7 million for the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) program.  

Oct
21
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

We‘re on a journey that should lead us to safer, more efficient and more inclusive transportation, thanks to connected and automated vehicle technologies.  And, we’ve come to a critical navigation point.

We’re on the verge of deploying technologies that could fundamentally change how we move people and goods.   But, as with other major technology-driven shifts, the focus often turns to the worst potential outcomes from these developments.  And, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing – unless it leads to bad public policy.

Sep
26
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Today we submitted our initial analysis of a Draft Technical Assessment Report written by federal and California government agencies who will regulate light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel economy standards for model years 2022-2025. This is the beginning of a critical reality check to see if this program is feasible.

Sep
22
2016

Statement of John Bozzella, Association of Global Automakers' President and CEO, before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade and Subcommittee on Energy and Power Hearing on the Midterm Review and Update on the CAFE and GHG Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles held on September 22, 2016.

Summary

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.

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