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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
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.

Aug
02
2016
The Association of Global Automakers and fifteen other associations submitted a joint coalition letter requesting from the EPA, NHTSA and CARB to extend the comment period for the draft Technical Assessment Report (TAR) from 60 to 120 days. Due to the length, highly technical nature of the document, and the misalignment of the timelines for various agencies the coalition felt an extension would be warranted to provide appropriate additional data.
Aug
01
2016

Global Automakers and the Auto Alliance submitted a joint petition for reconsideration of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Civil Penalties to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on August 1, 2016. In the petition, the Associations seek reconsideration of the portion of the Interim Final Rule (IFR) that applies to civil penalties under the CAFE program and the CAFE standards at 49 C.F.R. Parts 531 and 533.

Aug
01
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Those who follow the auto industry (and you’re one of them, or else it’s unlikely you’d be reading this post) took great interest in the Draft Technical Assessment Report on fuel economy released recently by the federal government. Reports on the 1,200 page report essentially distilled its findings to two numbers: 54.5 and 50.8.

Jul
22
2016

On July 21st the California Air Resources Board (CARB or ARB) held a public meeting to hear an update on the joint Draft Technical Assessment Report (TAR) for the Midterm Evaluation (MTE) of the 2022-2025 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards for light-duty vehicles. Global Automakers provided testimony at this meeting focusing on four key points:

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