August 16, 2012
Global Automakers submitted comments on August 16, 2012 to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the proposed rule to consolidate the FTC’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Label with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Fuel Economy and Emission Label. Global Automakers supports a single, harmonized label for vehicles to provide clear and consistent vehicle-related information to the consumer.
August 13, 2012
We are awaiting word on the publication of the final fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for 2017-2025, possibly sometime this week. This issue is obviously one we care about and prioritize at Global Automakers... read entire article here.
August 6, 2012
As part of the Federal Trade Commission's regular 10-year review of its rules and guidelines, the FTC requested comments on its Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automobile Parts Industry. The FTC is seeking input on whether the Guides are still needed. The Guides are intended to protect consumers by regulating how used auto parts should be advertised, labeled and sold to ensure that consumers are not confused or mislead regarding the origin or nature of the used parts. On August 3, 2012, Global Automakers submitted brief comments in support of retaining these Guides due...
August 1, 2012
Passage of ‘Right to Repair’ Bill by Massachusetts Legislature Applauded by Automakers, Dealers and Right to Repair Coalition
Boston – The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the Association of Global Automakers, the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association, and the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition today released the following statement regarding passage of compromise “Right to Repair” legislation by the Massachusetts Legislature, House Bill 4362:“Automakers, dealers, and independent repair shops applaud the Massachusetts Legislature’s action late last night to approve a compromise “Right to Repair” bill. This legislation represents common ground among the parties.“Under this new law, consumers,...
July 17, 2012
Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, held a hearing entitled, The American Energy Initiative: A Focus on Alternative Fuels and Vehicles, both the Challenges and Opportunities. Read entire entry here.
July 11, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 11, 2012 – Members of the Association of Global Automakers are committed to producing vehicles that are environmentally responsible and will help address America’s energy security concerns. To that end, automakers are working on a wide variety of powertrain technologies and alternative fuels, ranging from hybrid electric vehicles to fuel cell vehicles to natural gas vehicles and everything in between.Global Automakers opposes legislation, such as the Open Fuel Standard bill (H.R. 1687), requiring that 95 percent of gasoline-powered light-duty vehicles be tri-fuel vehicles...
June 19, 2012
Consumers’ are placing a higher importance on fuel efficient vehicles according to a recent Consumer Reports survey...read entire entry here.
June 15, 2012
Global Automakers Comments on NHTSA Accelerator Controls and Brake-Throttle Override NPRM (FMVSS 124)
The Technical Affairs Committee of Global Automakers today submitted comments to NHTSA in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on accelerator control systems (FMVSS 124). Global Automakers generally supports the proposal, which is consistent with the trend in vehicle technology toward the greater use of electronic systems and which includes provisions for a brake-throttle override. Global Automakers provided the agency with comments and question on some of the technical aspects of the proposed requirements.
June 12, 2012
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) recently held its 26th Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles, California...read full entry here.
June 6, 2012
Would you support a month dedicated to encouraging drivers to achieve better fuel economy? ... Read the entire entry here.
May 31, 2012
Global Automakers, The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Automotive Service Association sent a letter to members of the Massachusetts State House to express the industry’s continued strong opposition to so-called “Right to Repair” legislation.
May 31, 2012
CONTACT: Annemarie Pender (Global Automakers)email@example.com(202) 650-5548 Dan Gage (Auto Alliance) firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 326-5522 Kaitlyn Dwyer (ASA)email@example.com(202) 543-1440 Automakers and Repair Community Join in Opposition to Senate Action on 'Right to Repair' Manufacturers and Nation’s Largest Repairer Organization Warn Massachusetts Legislators of Serious Problems with Newest Senate Version Boston – The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) and the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) – representing a...
May 25, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 25, 2012 – As people across the country gear up for Memorial Day weekend, the Association of Global Automakers joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) in reminding drivers to buckle up. NHTSA has launched its annual “Click it or Ticket” program where roughly 10,000 law enforcement officers will be on the roads writing tickets to unbelted drivers in an effort to help save lives.“With a spike in drivers on the road this holiday weekend, it’s a good time to remind people to buckle up and avoid dangerous activities such as texting while driving,”...
May 25, 2012
Global Automakers submitted the attached comments on EPA’s proposed Significant New Use Rule for Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) on May 25, 2012.
May 22, 2012
May 19, 2012 marked the third anniversary of the Rose Garden ceremony where President Obama announced the establishment of One National Program. It was an historic moment when the Administration... read the entire entry here.
May 22, 2012
SACRAMENTO, MAY 22, 2012 – Representatives of the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) and its member companies are meeting with California lawmakers today and tomorrow to discuss the auto industry’s impact in the state and to highlight green vehicle technologies.“The auto industry has long viewed California as a great place to do business. For our member companies, the state serves as a hub for their various operations including corporate headquarters, research and development to sales and training,” said Global Automakers’ Director of State Relations Gordon Fry, whose...
May 17, 2012
This week we came together with the Alliance of Auto Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute to discuss the results of a two-year study by the Coordinating Research Council (CRC) which adds major concerns to the debate over the impact on the... Read the entire entry here.
May 16, 2012
While sales were up industry wide in March, selling an additional 157,000 vehicles compared to last year, March was also... read the full entry here.
May 16, 2012
15% Ethanol Fuel Raises Consumer Concerns; New Study Demonstrates Vehicle Failures in Popular Models
Washington, DC -- Consumers could be paying more to repair their cars due to the adverse effects of fuel containing 15 percent ethanol (E15), according to new results from a two-year study on engine durability. The study was conducted by FEV, a longtime consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on behalf of the Coordinating Research Council (CRC).The CRC study released today showed adverse results from E15 use in certain popular, high-volume models of cars. Problems included damaged valves and valve seats, which can lead to loss of compression and power, diminished vehicle...
April 18, 2012
Papers and Reports
President & CEO, Mike Stanton, of Global Automakers spoke at the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) April luncheon on fuel economy, greenhouse gas, and One National Program.
April 16, 2012
Global Automakers submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raising concerns with the EPA’s approval of the Renewable Fuels Associations Mitigation Misfueling Plan (MMP) for failing to address blender pumps and for not providing an opportunity for stakeholder input prior to approving the MMP.
April 3, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 3, 2012 –With the spring's warmer temperatures already being felt around much of the nation, the Association of Global Automakers joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in reminding drivers about the dangers of kids being left in hot cars. NHTSA today launched a new public awareness campaign to address this issue,“Where’s Baby? Look before you lock."“More than half of all vehicle-related heatstroke deaths in children are caused by a child accidentally being left in the car,” said Mike Stanton, Global Automakers president and CEO. “NHTSA’s...
March 27, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 27, 2012 – The Association of Global Automakers participated in today’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) forum on attentive driving explaining that automakers are actively looking at new research and opportunities to help address crashes caused by driver inattention. “When integrating the convenience features demanded by today’s consumers, factors such as safety, usability and comprehension are all considered,” said Michael Cammisa, Global Automakers’ director of safety. “Our members take a measured approach when designing a vehicle and deciding what features...
March 22, 2012
President and CEO of Global Automakers, Michael J. Stanton, testified today before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on motor vehicle safety.
March 21, 2012
Contact:Annemarie Pender (Global Automakers)firstname.lastname@example.org(202) 650-5548Dan Gage (Auto Alliance)email@example.com (202) 326-5522Automakers: Ballot Measure Broken and Not RepairablePetition Language Markedly Different from Earlier Legislative BillsBoston—March 21, 2012 — The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance) and the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) today joined their Massachusetts Auto Coalition partners to testify before the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure against House Bill 3882, the initiative petition on...