January 4, 2018
The Association of Global Automakers released the following statement in response to AB 1745:
“Automakers are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our vehicle fleet and have made huge investments in green technologies. More than 35 models of battery, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles are available to consumers today, and more are introduced each year. While we are still evaluating this proposal, California has laid out another ambitious goal that will unfortunately be unachievable unless the state substantially increases and maintains public investment in incentives and infrastructure. A self-sustaining market, based on consumer demand for green technologies, will be much more powerful and long-lasting than government mandates or regulations.”
The Association of Global Automakers represents the U.S. operations of 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.