January 4, 2011
Comments filed in response to the EPA's misfueling labeling proposal for gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15).
December 21, 2010
The Association joined The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Honda in submitting supplementary comments relating to NHTSA's June 14, 2010, FMVSS 305 final rule regarding electric-powered vehicles, electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection.
December 20, 2010
The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM), as part of a coalition of automobile and engine product manufacturers, is filing a petition today challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to grant a partial waiver approving the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E-15) for 2007 model year and newer passenger cars and light trucks.As leaders in the development of fuel-efficient vehicles, AIAM member companies are pioneering technologies to advance the goal of increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We have, and...
December 16, 2010
The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) applauds the passage of the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act. Earlier this year, AIAM worked with lawmakers, the National Federation of the Blind, the American Council of the Blind, and other auto industry groups on the legislative language that has now passed both Houses of Congress. As hybrid and electric cars have become more widespread, some of our members have anticipated this need and already added sound to these vehicles to enhance pedestrian safety. We look forward to working with the Department of Transportation...
December 8, 2010
Letter to Senator Jackie Dingfelder, chair of the Oregon Senate's Interim Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, regarding copper in brake pads.
November 22, 2010
Comments on the revisions and additions to the motor vehicle fuel economy label which were proposed in a joint EPA/NHTSA rulemaking.
November 16, 2010
Statement from the November 16, 2010 EPA hearing on the October 13 proposal to mitigate misfueling potential for gasoline containing greater than 10 percent ethanol.
November 9, 2010
Second letter to the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' (NCOIL) Property-Casualty and Executive Committees opposing the proposed model act on crash parts.
November 4, 2010
Letter to the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' (NCOIL) Property-Casualty and Executive Committees opposing the proposed model act on crash parts.
October 29, 2010
Comments to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on its proposed regulations implementing Chapter 53, Safer Consumer Products Alternatives (SCPA).
October 21, 2010
The Association sent a letter to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on their proposed adoption of California’s motor vehicle emissions standards.
October 4, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA – In response to today’s announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the newly enhanced 5-Star Safety Rating System, the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) recognizes that while the ratings have changed, today’s vehicle continue to provide excellent levels of safety performance in a wide variety of real world crashes.“AIAM member companies have invested billions of dollars developing and implementing advanced safety technologies, making current models among the safest vehicles ever available to consumers,” said...
October 1, 2010
Statement on Notice of Intent to Issue Proposed Passenger Vehicle Fuel Efficiency and GHG Emission Standards
As leaders in the development of fuel-efficient technologies, AIAM member companies are pioneering technologies to advance the goal of increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are committed to continue working with the administration and other stakeholders in establishing future performance-based targets through the regulatory process and to address the challenging issues this rulemaking presents.The Technology Assessment Report modeled a range of possible future standards. It is important to understand the implications of these options in striking a balanced approach...
September 20, 2010
ARLINGTON, Va. – On the eve of the Department of Transportation’s second National Distracted Driving Summit, the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) reaffirmed its support for restrictions on the use of hand-held electronic devices for phone calls and text messaging by drivers while operating motor vehicles.“Our member companies are taking a comprehensive approach to automotive safety addressing both protection and prevention,” said Michael J. Stanton, president and CEO of AIAM. “AIAM believes an important part of vehicle crash prevention is banning drivers from...
September 9, 2010
Letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urging him to sign into law SB 346, the Copper in Brake Pad legislation.
September 9, 2010
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) is encouraged by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement today that traffic deaths on U.S. Highways are at their lowest level in 60 years, decreasing 9.7 percent in 2009."Automakers have invested billions of dollars into saving lives by researching, creating and deploying advanced safety features on their vehicles," said Michael J. Stanton, president and CEO of AIAM. "That investment continues as automakers develop the next generation of safety technology and introduce innovations such as lane...
August 31, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) supports passage of a bill by the California legislature to reduce copper dust from vehicle brake pads that can wash into urban watersheds. AIAM members worked closely with California lawmakers, industry organizations, municipal water agencies and environmental groups on SB 346 to find an approach to brake pad reformulation that protects the environment without compromising public safety.“We believe SB 346 provides a balanced approach to achieving California’s environmental goals while maintaining vehicle...
July 29, 2010
The Association submitted a Petition for Reconsideration of the June 14, 2010 NHTSA final rule amending FMVSS 305, the standard regulating electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection for electric-powered vehicles.
July 16, 2010
Statement on the California Department of Toxic Substances (DTSC) Green Chemistry Draft Regulation for Safer Consumer Products.
July 7, 2010
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) commends President Obama for his pledge to move forward and ultimately present the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) to Congress. Approval of this agreement will significantly expand trade and investment opportunities to the benefit of consumers in both nations.“We applaud President Obama for recognizing the economic benefits this agreement will bring,” said Michael J. Stanton, president and CEO of AIAM. “The global competitiveness of automakers in both countries will improve and consumers on...
June 30, 2010
Cars.com Index Reflects International Automakers' Deepening Roots in AmericaArlington, VA, Companies represented by the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) 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.“It’s no surprise that our members earned the top spots on this index. International automakers produced nearly 40 percent of the vehicles sold in America last year and more than half of...
May 21, 2010
Arlington, VA – The auto industry met at the White House today to announce their continued support of a single national policy to increase fuel efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution from motor vehicles for the next 15 years. The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) commended President Obama’s leadership and commitment to a process that will continue the program through 2025.“AIAM 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,”...
May 19, 2010
Testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Regarding S. 3302, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
May 6, 2010
Testimony Regarding Senate Motor Vehicle Safety Act: House Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection
Testimony before the House Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection regarding the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
April 26, 2010
Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water Regarding Ethanol Testing
The Association and Alliance advised members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development that the Department of Energy (DOE) has failed to use any additional money previously authorized to expand and accelerate its testing of intermediate fuel blends on conventional vehicles, and requests that the Subcommittee direct DOE to complete recommended vehicle testing before deciding whether or not to allow higher ethanol blends.