Our members are manufacturing more fuel-efficient and cleaner vehicles than ever before. Fuel economy has improved 16 percent since 2008, and light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions have dropped by 20 percent since 2005. Global Automakers and our members support continued, annual improvements in fuel efficiency and policy mechanisms that incentivize advanced technologies while balancing priorities like affordability, safety, jobs, and the environment.
Global Automakers and our members want a unified national program that brings together the three agencies – Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and California Air Resources Board – into a coordinated approach for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing fuel economy. A unified program provides benefits for the widest range of customers, while also continuing annual improvements in fuel efficiency. It reduces unnecessary redundancies and helps sustain manufacturers’ ongoing product investment, which in turn supports jobs, helps manufacturer production facilities, strengthens the U.S. economy, and makes fuel savings available to every American.