October 29, 2008
Letter urging the Florida Environmental Regulations Commission either not to adopt the California Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program or to delay until the NHTSA issues its final rules.
October 16, 2008
Letter to OMB urging adoption of a pilot program prior to any final rule on importer security filings and additional carrier requirements (10 + 2).
September 30, 2008
The Association joined over 50 groups in sending a letter to Congress urging prompt passage of emergency economic stabilization.
June 26, 2008
ARLINGTON, Va. –The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) today released updated investment figures for its member companies for calendar year 2007. Representing fourteen international automakers, total capital investment reached $39.3 billion in 69 major facilities, including vehicle plants, engine and transmission manufacturing operations, component facilities and research and development centers. Total direct employment created by AIAM member companies reached 92,700 with an annual payroll of $6.3 billion. “Even with the economy slowing down during the last half of...
June 4, 2008
ARLINGTON, VA., In a statement delivered this morning at a U.S. Senate oversight hearing, Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), conveyed AIAM’s support for enhanced passenger vehicle roof strength standards as part of a larger comprehensive effort to help prevent rollover crashes and the fatalities and serious injuries caused by vehicle rollovers. The hearing was held by Senator Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety. Stanton pointed out that rollover...
June 4, 2008
Testimony supporting Congress’ direction to NHTSA to issue upgraded roof strength requirements as part of a comprehensive strategy to address vehicle rollover crashes.
March 12, 2008
ARLINGTON, Va. – The following statement was issued by The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) in response to the release of the Roof Crush Rollover test results by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: “Rollover crashes are unpredictable and violent events. Unfortunately, injuries can occur even if there is minimal roof deformation after a crash. At other times vehicle occupants are unharmed even if there is significant roof deformation. “AIAM supports NHTSA’s comprehensive approach to reducing both the risk of rollovers and also injuries to occupants when...
February 29, 2008
ARLINGTON, VA., — Statement by Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), on today’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny California’s request for a waiver to implement California’s greenhouse gas regulations: “AIAM agrees with and supports EPA’s decision to deny California’s application for a waiver of preemption. We believe the federal government, not states, should establish and enforce one national regulatory standard for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles. “This is not a question...
February 1, 2008
ARLINGTON, Va. (February 1, 2008) – Today, AIAM reiterated its support for a single federal approach to improving motor vehicle fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by intervening on the side of EPA in a lawsuit brought by the State of California against EPA concerning California’s greenhouse gas emissions regulations. “This is not a lawsuit to resist greenhouse gas emissions regulation. Rather, our intervention is focused on only one issue - who should set those standards,” said Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of AIAM. “We believe that for important policy and legal...
January 18, 2008
Petition for reconsideration of the December 4, 2007 cargo carrying capacity final rule. The request relates solely to the threshold specified for modifying the cargo carrying capacity information on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 110 tire placards for light vehicles.
December 20, 2007
ARLINGTON, VA., December 20, 2007— Statement by Michael Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), on EPA’s California Waiver Decision. “We are very pleased with the EPA’s decision to deny California’s waiver application. AIAM supports efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel economy but believes strongly that it is the federal government’s responsibility to establish one uniform national fuel economy standard rather than permit a patchwork of state laws. We look forward to working with EPA and other federal...
December 7, 2007
ARLINGTON, VA., December 7, 2007— Statement by Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), on Passage of new CAFE legislation by the House of Representatives. “We’re pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives has adopted legislation setting ambitious new fuel economy standards (CAFE) for light vehicles in the U.S. market. AIAM and its member companies support efforts to promote higher levels of fuel efficiency to reduce our country’s dependence on petroleum and address global climate concerns through a single national standard...
October 1, 2007
ARLINGTON, Va. October 1, 2007 – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) today affirmed its support for the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) following a recent analysis issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). AIAM’s support for this agreement is consistent with its historic advocacy of free trade, the removal of trade barriers and the expansion of open investment policies. “This agreement will greatly benefit consumers on both sides of the Pacific by creating a closer, more dynamic bilateral trade relationship between Korea...
August 30, 2007
ARLINGTON, Va. August 30, 2007 – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) today announced its support for legislation under consideration in the California legislature that would help the state attain climate change goals by funding the development of alternative fuels and new technologies. The legislation, Assembly bill 118, provides grants and revolving loans to state agencies, California-based businesses and projects, public-private partnerships, vehicle and technology consortia, fleet owners, consumers, and academic institutions. “The proposed legislation allows...
July 31, 2007
Washington, DC -- The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers and the Automotive Service Association cautioned legislators and consumers not to be fooled by the so-called “Right to Repair” legislation. The groups believe that the “Motor Vehicle Right to Repair Act”, backed by the “CARE Coalition” a group that includes NAPA, Midas, CARQUEST, AutoZone, Advance Auto, Jiffy Lube, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts and others, is a solution looking for a problem. Last July, Consumer Reports reported that while the “Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair...
June 26, 2007
ARLINGTON, VA,— The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) today testified in opposition to The Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act of 2007 (HB 296). While AIAM supports the ability of consumers to have their vehicles repaired at places of their choice, AIAM told Massachusetts legislators during a hearing today that the bill was unnecessary, counterproductive and did not adequately protect consumers’ vehicle security information.“AIAM members wholeheartedly agree with the intent of HB 296 – Consumers should be able to have vehicles serviced at...
June 7, 2007
ARLINGTON, Va. (June 6, 2007) – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) today announced U.S. investment by its members – international automakers such as Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota – rose to $35.5 billion in 2006. AIAM’s annual investment and economic update also found that its members currently employ 92,500 Americans and support an annual payroll of $6.3 billion. Last year, AIAM members built 3.4 million cars and trucks in the United States, accounting for 31 percent of all U.S. production. Parts and materials purchases supporting this production...
May 22, 2007
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 22, 2007 – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) and several of its member company representatives met with lawmakers of the California Legislature and the Governor’s Office today to highlight their contributions to the state’s economy and demonstrate the leadership roles they are taking in the area of advanced technology vehicles. In California, AIAM members directly employ 18,000 people and operate 76 separate facilities, including four manufacturing facilities, seven headquarters offices, nineteen R&D centers, and seven financial...
May 3, 2007
Testimony at May 3, 2007 Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE).
March 14, 2007
Letter to the Minnesota Senate Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources in opposition to SF 674, a bill that adopts the California low emission vehicle (LEV) program.
February 6, 2007
The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) today announced its opposition to a bill that has been introduced in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, the Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act (H.B. 1584). While AIAM supports the ability of consumers to have their vehicles repaired at the places of their choice, AIAM told Oklahoma state legislators in a letter released today that the bill was unnecessary, counterproductive and did not adequately protect the intellectual property of automakers. The Right to Repair Act would require automakers to provide...
October 12, 2006
Attached is a copy of the Global Automakers (AIAM at the time) petition for reconsideration of the August 28, 2006 Event Data Recorders (EDR) final rule issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
August 17, 2006
CONCORD, NH —The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) today announced that its member companies have entered into an agreement to further reduce vehicle accidents caused by inadvertent shift selector movement, especially by children. The voluntary Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) agreement was announced today by NHTSA Administrator Nason, Senator Sununu, Congressman Bass, Representative Campbell, AIAM and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. The accord underscores the industry’s commitment to vehicle safety and is the latest example of the voluntary...
June 23, 2006
Comments to the NHTSA regarding the need for adequate leadtime to implement the requirements in the FMVSS 208 final rule, which will increase the test speed for crash tests using the fifth percentile adult female dummy.
May 3, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC — The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) today supported the request from Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta to provide the Department of Transportation additional legal authority to improve the fuel economy standards of passenger vehicles. AIAM, which represents international manufacturers that sell vehicles in the United States, reiterated its long-standing commitment toward fair, cost-effective fuel efficiency standards. “Greater fuel efficiency must be a central tenet of America’s energy goals,” said Tim MacCarthy, President and CEO of AIAM. “...