Global Automakers

Association Files Petition to Have EPA Regulate the Continued Availability of E10 Fuel

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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, consumers may have no choice but to misfuel their vehicles.  Misfueling can create environmental harm and operational or even safety consequences.

We remain committed to continue working with the Administration and other stakeholders on the challenging issues related to the introduction of new fuels into the marketplace.

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The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. We work with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster a competitive environment in which more vehicles are designed and built to enhance Americans’ quality of life. For more information, visit www.globalautomakers.org.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Annemarie Pender
202.650.5548 | apender@globalautomakers.org

 

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