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Product Stewardship

Our members remain industry leaders in the effort to increase recyclability and reduce environmental degradation of the vehicles they sell. Global Automakers' members use design and manufacturing principles based on incorporating best practices for avoiding or minimizing substances of concern. We work with other stakeholders to develop and sustain a workable Green Chemistry program, which will assist in protecting sensitive populations from the substances of the greatest concern. View Global Automakers’ work related to Product Stewardship below.

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Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas

Our member companies are actively engaged in working with EPA, NHTSA, the State of California, and other stakeholders in support of a single national program to harmonize Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and fuel economy standards. We are working with the agencies to implement the new standards for 2012–2016 model year vehicles and recently worked with the administration to develop standards for the 2017-2025 model year.

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DrivingFuelEconomy.com New Blog Entry

May 19, 2012 marked the third anniversary of the Rose Garden ceremony where President Obama announced the establishment of One National Program.  It was an historic moment when the Administration... read the entire entry here.

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DrivingFuelEconomy.com New Blog Entry

This week we came together with the Alliance of Auto Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute to discuss the results of a two-year study by the Coordinating Research Council (CRC) which adds major concerns to the debate over the impact on the... Read the entire entry here.

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DrivingFuelEconomy.com New Blog Entry

While sales were up industry wide in March, selling an additional 157,000 vehicles compared to last year, March was also... read the full entry here.

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Driver Behavior

Our members are taking a holistic approach to automotive safety by addressing both protection and prevention. Just as we supported legislative efforts to increase seat belt use and deter drunk driving, we support banning drivers from using hand-held devices for texting and using hand-held phones while driving. We see public-private partnerships as the best way to examine new research, regulations, and opportunities to decrease accidents caused by driver behavior. View Global Automakers’ work related to Driver Behavior below.

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Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. are declining, in part because of our members’ innovative vehicle designs that reduce injuries to pedestrians when a car and pedestrian collide. Ahead of government regulations, our members have invested in researching real-world crash data, computer simulations of crashes, and actual crash testing with dummies. View Global Automakers’ work related to Pedestrian Safety below.

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Members' Models Lead Consumer Reports’ Top Picks

WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 – Global Automakers' members captured eight of Consumer Reports’ Top Picks for 2012. The vehicles were selected as the best all-around models in their categories based on stringent road test, reliability, and safety requirements. 

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Comments to the California Department of Toxic Substance Control on Draft Safer Consumer Products Regulations

Global Automakers sent comments to the California Department of Toxic Substance Control on their informal draft Safer Consumer Products regulations on December 23, 2011.  The rule, as drafted, proposes to: (1) establish a process by which chemicals in consumer products may be identified and prioritized; and (2) develop criteria by which chemicals and their alternatives may be evaluated.  Global Automakers’ comments recommend a narrower app

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Global Automakers Sends Letter to CARB Supporting Over-Compliance Option in ZEV Program

Global Automakers sent a letter to the Chairman of the California Air Resources Board today in support of CARB's commitment to include in the California Clean Cars Program (which includes, among other things, the ZEV mandate and greenhouse gas regulations), an option that would allow some of the ZEV requirements to be lessened in the early years if a manufacturer over-complies with the MY2017-2025 federal fuel economy/greenhouse gas standards.

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