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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

Aug
10
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Each year, a collection of auto executives, auto journalists, regulators, elected officials, stakeholders, researchers, and the usual suspects (a term I use affectionately) heads north to Traverse City, Michigan to mull the state of the industry. 

This year, I participated on a panel called, “Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Where does Policy go now? And, will the Market Follow?”. Believe it or not, peace may have broken out. 

Jul
25
2017

Global Automakers submitted a letter to the California Air Resources Board, noting additional areas for consideration for Electrify America's Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan. Global Automakers is supportive of the work done to date to develop this plan but requests that future iterations of the plan include hydrogen infrastructure to support fuel cell electric vehicles.

Jul
19
2017

Global Automakers submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on its request for comments on "Alternative Method for Calculating Off-cycle Credits Under the Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Program: Applications from BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, and Hyundai Motor Group." Global Automakers requested that EPA approve the applications for off-cycle technology credits.

Jul
03
2017

In a letter to Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications, Global Automakers expressed opposition to California's vehicular air pollution bill -  AB 1184 - unless the bill is amended. Global Automakers has several concerns with the bill, most significant is the bill's focus only on plug-in electric vehicles.

May
04
2017

Automakers Commends Governor Larry Hogan over Backing of EVs Tax Credit Program

The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) applauds the passage of the Maryland Clean Cars Act of 2017 that boosts the state investment in its’ electric vehicle (EV) excise tax credit program.

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