Global Automakers

Statement in Support of Changes to the Fuel Economy Label

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May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 25, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers has long supported efforts to create one national fuel economy label that is easily understood by consumers to help them make informed vehicle purchases.  A straightforward and meaningful label is especially important as new vehicles enter the marketplace and consumers need help understanding the fuel economy benefits that can come with purchasing plug-in hybrid, battery-electric and other advanced technology vehicles.  

Our Association and our member companies have worked with the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and from what we understand from early reports, it appears they have addressed all of our main issues we raised in comments filed last November.  Those comments highlighted the need for lead time and flexibility to allow manufacturers to implement the new label.

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The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. Our members’ market share of both U.S. sales and production is 40 percent and growing. 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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