Global Automakers

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August 24, 2011
Letter
Global Automakers signed a letter coordinated by ITS America to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology urging the removal of provisions to mandate the auction of the 5.9 GHz band from current legislative proposals regarding spectrum auctions. The letter was signed by 42 other signatories as well.
August 11, 2011
Agency Comments
Global Automakers submitted comments with regard to NHTSA’s July 12, 2011 notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment on pedestrian safety. This initiative relates to the planned NHTSA rulemaking to establish a standard requiring that electric and hybrid vehicles be equipped with a pedestrian alert sound system that would activate in certain vehicle operating conditions. The purpose of this would be to aid visually impaired and other pedestrians in detecting the presence, direction, location, and operation of those vehicles.
August 10, 2011
Papers and Reports
The report highlights Global Automakers sales and production statistics from the current month in comparison to last year’s numbers. Also included is a detailed chart outlining Global Automakers entire year’s production and sales month by month. Additionally, an analysis of the economic climate accompanies the most recent information as further explanation.
August 8, 2011
Papers and Reports
President and CEO of Global Automakers, Mike Stanton, spoke at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) 2011 Legislative Summit in San Antonio, TX. The topic of the presentation was the transportation energy challenge we face today. Mike discussed the recently proposed greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards for 2025, advanced technologies, and the importance of working together to find solutions.
August 2, 2011
Papers and Reports
Mike Stanton, President and CEO of Global Automakers, spoke at the 2011 Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan.  The topic of the presentation focused on how much faith we should put in technology. Mike reviewed the history of greenhouse gas and fuel economy rulemakings along with the recently announced 2017 - 2025 MY standards. He also discussed the challenges ahead in regards to technology and the consumer.
August 1, 2011
Letter
Global Automakers submitted a cover and commitment letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson for the 2017-2025 GHG-CAFE supplemental Notice of Intent announced on Friday, July 29, 2011.  Also attached is California’s commitment letter dated July 28, 2011.  
July 29, 2011
Agency Comments
Global Automakers filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission supporting the Commission’s proposal to amend its Part 15, Radio Frequency Devices. The comments filed were in support of the Commission’s June 16, 2011 proposal (76 FR 35176) to amend its Part 15, Radio Frequency Devices, rules to facilitate the use of radar-based collision avoidance technologies for motor vehicles. Global Automakers also urged the Commission to harmonize its rules governing the vehicular radar emissions to the extent practicable with those set forth outside the United States.
July 29, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 29, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) and its member companies stood with President Obama today in support of the next phase of proposed greenhouse gas (GHG)/corporate average fuel economy standards for 2017-2025 MY vehicles.“Our members have always endorsed a comprehensive and harmonized national approach to reducing GHG emissions while improving fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks,” said Global Automakers’ President and CEO Michael J. Stanton. “These standards will be tough to meet but our members accept the challenge,” said...
July 27, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 27, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) supports the Administration’s and California’s commitment to continue on the path of a harmonized national greenhouse gas (GHG)/fuel economy program for passenger cars and light duty trucks.These are challenging new standards and many important details still need to be worked out as the proposal moves through the federal regulatory process. Our members have long recognized the importance of addressing climate change and have supported efforts by public officials to require meaningful reductions in GHG...
July 26, 2011
Letter
The letter asks for support of the Sullivan-Peters amendment to HR 2584, the FY 2012 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using appropriated funds to increase the amount of allowable ethanol content in gasoline to 15% (E15). The amendment is necessary to protect consumers and the environment and was signed by over 20 organizations.
July 26, 2011
Testimony
NHTSA hosted a panel discussion to raise awareness and discuss the dangers of children being left unattended in vehicles and particularly those situations leading to hyperthermia.
July 25, 2011
Agency Comments
Global Automakers responded to one question raised by the FTC in the ANPRM on whether there is a continuing need for separate FTC AFVs labeling rules in light of the recently promulgated joint Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rules. The rules update the fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions labeling requirements for new light duty motor vehicles, including those powered by alternative fuels.
July 19, 2011
Letter
Global Automakers believe SB 869 is an important measure that clarifies the duty of an automobile repair dealer to ensure that when a vehicle with a deployed airbag is repaired, the airbag must be restored to its "original operatingcondition". This is an essential step the California Legislature can take to reduce fraud and promote driverand passenger safety.
July 5, 2011
Press Release
  WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 5, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) welcomes David Bauer as Manager of State Affairs.  Bauer has experience in both the Maryland General Assembly and on Capitol Hill.   “David’s experience and education will be an asset to the Association as we develop lobbying strategies on a wide array of state level political and policy issues,” said Gordon Fry, Global Automakers’ director of state affairs. Bauer earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore Law School and is a licensed attorney in the state of Maryland. He has a Masters in...
July 5, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 5, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) welcomes Kristin Meadors as Federal Affairs Analyst.  Kristin will assist Global Automakers Federal Affairs team with its lobbying efforts and analysis of legislative activities affecting the Association’s member companies.“We are excited to have Kristin join our federal affairs team,” said Global Automakers Director of Government Affairs Paul Ryan.   “Her knowledge, energy and enthusiasm will help Global Automakers expand our involvement with legislators on a wide range of issues impacting the auto...
July 1, 2011
Letter
Global Automakers supports many provisions in the bill that seeks to increase energy and security and reduces U.S. dependence on foreign oil by integrating alternative fuels into U.S. transportation infrastructure. However, additional amendments on the inclusion of Hydrogen in Section 107 and ATVM loans were suggested.
June 28, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 28, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is disappointed with the final rule announced by EPA today on E15 dispenser pump labeling. While we are still reviewing the details of the final regulations, it is clear that the EPA program will not effectively prevent both intentional and unintentional misfueling.EPA needs to consider other misfueling mitigation strategies.   A credible program should include extensive consumer outreach to educate the public on fuel pricing, energy content, manufacturer warranty information and other prospective...
June 28, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 27, 2011 – Members of the Association of Global Automakers (GlobalAutomakers) garnered half of the top ten spots in this year’s Cars.com annual ranking of “Most American” vehicles.  The listing rates vehicles built and bought in the U.S. based on popularity, sourcing of parts, and a variety of other factors.“Our members see tremendous value in building vehicles in America using U.S. parts and suppliers ­ it creates jobs, strengthens local communities, and improves the competitiveness of the entire U.S. auto industry,” said Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of Global...
June 21, 2011
Agency Comments
Global Automakers' comments submitted to the Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality supporting their proposal to repeal the LEV program, as part of the broader goals for a single, national program, on June 21, 2011 are provided below. Global Automakers Comments-ADEQ LEV Repeal-2011_06-21
June 14, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 14, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) welcomes Julia Rege as Senior Manager of Environment and Energy Affairs.   Rege brings more than 10 years experience working on environment and energy regulatory activities. “We are excited to have Julia’s talent and experience as our member companies lead efforts to improve automotive fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the development of advanced technologies and responsible manufacturing,” said Global Automakers Director of Environment and Energy John Cabaniss.  “Julia will help...
June 9, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 9, 2011 –The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is expanding its technical staff, with the addition of Paul Scullion, to increase support for the Association’s vehicle safety-related legislative and regulatory activities.Scullion was previously with the George Washington University National Crash Analysis Center as a senior research associate. He analyzed real-world crash data to identify opportunities for improvements in vehicle crashworthiness and occupant injury mitigation.“Paul will be a valuable addition to Global Automakers as we work to enhance...
June 6, 2011
Letter
Nevada Senate AB 453, that requires labeling of all dispensers used for gasoline containing manganese-based fuel additives, was recently referred to the Natural Resources Committee for deliberation. Global Automakers submitted a letter to Chairman Mark Manendo, requesting consideration of a proposed amendment that would ensure at least a minimum level of information to be included on the label to inform consumers.
May 31, 2011
Letter
The Global Automakers promote alternative fuels and the reduction of petroleum dependence but believe that AB 638 is inconsistent with California's commitment to work with the Federal Government and the automobile industry to develop a harmonized national program to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, fuel economy and dependence on foreign oil.
May 25, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 25, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers has long supported efforts to create one national fuel economy label that is easily understood by consumers to help them make informed vehicle purchases.  A straightforward and meaningful label is especially important as new vehicles enter the marketplace and consumers need help understanding the fuel economy benefits that can come with purchasing plug-in hybrid, battery-electric and other advanced technology vehicles.  Our Association and our member companies have worked with the Environmental Protection Agency and the...
May 17, 2011
Press Release
SACRAMENTO, MAY 17, 2011– Representatives of the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) and its member companies are meeting with lawmakers today to discuss the auto industry’s impact in the state and new green vehicle technologies.“California and the auto industry have long been partners,” said Global Automakers’ President Michael Stanton, whose Association represents 15 international automobile manufacturers.  “Our member companies have invested $1.7 billion in the state through 2010 and employ more than 10,000 Californians.  Our member companies have made California their hub...

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