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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

Apr
10
2017

On April 10, 2017 Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on the proposed 2030 Scoping Plan for greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Global Automakers supports a flexible, multi-sector approach to ongoing greenhouse gas emissoin reductions.

In particular, considering the stringent goals to expand Zero Emission Vehicles in the market as part of this proposed Plan, Global Automakers highlights:

Apr
10
2017

On April 10, 2017, Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) regarding our support for a technology-neutral approach to the allocation of funds for ZEV-related infrastructure as part of the "Volkswagen Settlement Investment Plan: Cycle I." Global Automakers continues to support that all technologies will be needed to achieve ZEV and climate change goals and therefore recommends that a portion of funds be devoted to hydrogen infrastructure, in addition to electric charging infrastructure. 

Mar
21
2017

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.

Mar
15
2017

Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO 

“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.”

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Feb
24
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

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. 

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