May 13, 2011
In response to EPA’s recent decision to allow E15 for use in 2001 and newer passenger cars and light trucks but not other highway vehicles and off-road equipment under certain conditions, the Central Weights & Measures Association is considering what documents under its control need to be updated for the commercialization. Global Automakers pointed out that the EPA E15 decisions have been challenged in Federal Court and that the conditions for an anti-misfueling program and pump labeling regulations have not yet been met; therefore, it would be prudent for CWMA to defer its deliberations...
May 9, 2011
Global Automakers wrote a letter in support of California SB 869, which is a measure that clarifies that the duty of an automotive repair dealer is to ensure that when a vehicle with a deployed airbag is repaired, the airbag system is fully repaired and restored to it's "original operating condition."
April 29, 2011
Papers and Reports
Global Automakers comissioned a report to analyze the assumptions underlying the modeling and related data contained in the Technical Assessment Report (TAR) that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are relying on to develop proposed greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations.The study focused on the methodology, technology and cost/benefits assumptions of the TAR modeling.
April 26, 2011
Global Automakers submitted comments regarding NHTSA'S February 25, 2011, request for comments on consumer information regarding child restraining fit program under the agency's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Global Automakers fully supports efforts to provide consumers information on appropriate matching of Child Restraints (CR) with their vehicles. Should the agency decide to proceed with implementation of the CR fit program, the Association outlined several areas the agency should consider before issuing the final rule. These include: A role in coordinating and maintaining the system...
April 25, 2011
Global Automakers submitted a letter of concern regarding SB 642, a bill that amends the California motor vehicle dealer franchise laws by making void and unenforceable any voluntary agreement between a manufacturer and dealer that requires a waiver of a dealer's rights or a manufacturer's or distributor's duties under the franchise laws. Global Automakers is concerned about the breadth and scope of the provision and the unintended consequences that could result for both dealers and manufacturers if any individual agreement between a manufacturer and dealer that involves the waiver of a...
April 18, 2011
Comments on NHTSA’s December 7, 2010, notice of proposed rulemaking and March 2, 2011, notice on rear visibility. The comments supplement comments that Global Automakers submitted to the agency on February 7, 2011. These include: guide-lines; response time; system durability; display luminance; and image measurement.
April 14, 2011
Global Automakers signed onto a joint letter to express strong opposition to the current proposal on international standardization recently advanced by the EU to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Negotiating Group on Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA). Along with Global Automakers, the letter was signed by several other associations including the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), the Emergency Committee for American Trade (ECAT), and the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC). The EU proposal...
April 11, 2011
Global Automakers joined the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in submitting a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Child Restraint Systems (CRS) labeling.
April 6, 2011
The Global Automakers testified in support of Nevada state AB 453 that requires labeling of all dispensers used for gasoline containing manganese-based fuel additives. Global Automakers support the bill’s provisions requiring documentation of the presence of manganese additives in all documents related to the transfer, distribution, and sale of gasoline from the producer down to the retail sales outlet. This documentation is needed in order for retailers to determine when pump labels are required.
April 1, 2011
Comments to DOT on its Planned Review of Existing Regulations.
March 29, 2011
Coalition letter to the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS) Caucus Co-Chairs, Representatives Mike Rogers and Russ Carnahan, endorsing H.R. 995, the Smart Technologies for Communities Act of 2011. The act is a measure in the transportation reauthorization bill that will advance the deployment of cost effective, 21st century technologies which are vital for creating a safer, more efficient transportation system that will help the nation reclaim its role as an innovation and economic leader.
March 25, 2011
Global Automakers joined the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in submitting comments in response to the Census Bureau’s January 24, 2011, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on its proposed new information collection requirements under the Automated Export System (AES).
March 23, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 23, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers), as part of a coalition of automobile and engine product manufacturers, filed a petition for rulemaking today asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure the continued sale and availability of gasoline blends of no greater than 10 percent ethanol (E10).Global Automakers has joined in this Petition because of our concern regarding the availability of E10 for older vehicles not warranted or certified for higher ethanol gasoline blends. Without the wide-spread availability of legacy fuels,...
March 17, 2011
The Association submitted comments to EPA regarding California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) request for a within-the-scope waiver determination on amendments it has adopted for its passenger vehicle greenhouse gas emissions program.
March 15, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 15, 2011 – Members of the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) took eight of the top ten spots on the TrueCar.com’s ranking of most fuel efficient vehicles. Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota models led the list. Nine of the ten vehicles listed were hybrids except for the Hyundai Elantra.“The presence of a non-hybrid vehicle on the list reveals how far conventional gasoline powered cars have come and demonstrates that when considering how to advance the nation’s environmental and energy goals, good public policy should encourage advancement across a wide...
February 28, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 – Global Automakers' members captured eight of Consumer Reports’ Top Picks for 2012. The vehicles were selected as the best all-around models in their categories based on stringent road test, reliability, and safety requirements. For the first time, Subaru earned the top score in Consumer Reports automaker report cards for 2012. Additionally, Toyota claimed five spots in this year’s top picks; the first occurrence in nearly a decade one brand has dominated the report. Consumer Reports' Top Picks:Family Sedan – Toyota Camry HybridSmall SUV – Toyota...
February 18, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 – Members of the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) took seven of the top 12 spots on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s 14th annual environmental ratings for green vehicles.“Our members have long led the industry in the development and deployment of a variety of green technologies,” said Global Automakers’ President Michael Stanton, whose Association represents 15 international automobile manufacturers. “We believe good policy encourages green innovation and this listing demonstrates that a mix of technologies – from...
February 9, 2011
The Association submitted comments on U.S.-Korea FTA to the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on President Obama’s trade policy agenda.
February 7, 2011
The Association submitted comments to NHTSA in response to the agency's December 7, 2010 rear visibility (FMVSS 111) NPRM.
January 31, 2011
Letter to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection on the agency's proposed rule regarding the MA Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program.
January 31, 2011
Comments to EPA on the Agency's draft Alternatives Assessment Criteria for Hazard Evaluation.
January 27, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 27, 2010 – Speaking at SAE International’s annual gathering of automotive engineers and technical experts in Washington, D.C., the Association of Global Automakers’ (Global Automakers) President and CEO Michael J. Stanton called on the U.S. government to help automobile manufacturers bring the latest technologies to market faster.“We are pleased by the news that the EPA, DOT and CARB have committed to a single time frame for developing fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks,” said Stanton. “It is critical that...
January 26, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 26, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers), the trade association formerly known as the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), has a new address in Washington D.C.After more than 30 years in Arlington, Va., the new D.C. office allows for expansion of Global Automakers’ staff as well as closer proximity to its members companies’ offices, Capitol Hill, and regulatory agencies.“Our move demonstrates our members’ commitment to our organization and to playing a greater role in policy making,” said Global Automakers’ President...
January 25, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 25, 2011 – When considering how to advance the nation’s environmental and energy goals, the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) believes that good public policy should encourage all promising advanced technologies and alternative fuels.“To encourage wider deployment of green technologies, including innovations that our members have on display at the Washington Auto Show this week, the government should not pick winners and losers but let the marketplace decide,” said Global Automakers’ President and CEO Michael J. Stanton, whose Association represents...
January 21, 2011
The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) is disappointed with today’s decision by EPA to expand its partial waiver to 2001-2006 model year vehicles.AIAM member companies are pioneering technologies to advance the goal of increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We have, and continue to support the use of alternative fuels, including ethanol. However, before any new fuel is introduced into the marketplace for use in current vehicles and engines not warranted or certified for such fuel, we believe comprehensive, independent and objective...