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Advanced Technologies

Our members are engaged in research and development of a full range of advanced technologies for vehicles. Continuing to develop the most fuel-efficient internal combustion engines is a top near-term priority. These technologies include the use of turbochargers with down-sized engines, cylinder deactivation during cruise modes, start-stop starter/generator systems to avoid idling, gasoline direct injection to more precisely meter fuel, and more efficient transmissions. View Global Automakers’ work related to Advanced Technologies below.

Issues in Action

Apr
10
2017

On April 10, 2017, Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) regarding our support for a technology-neutral approach to the allocation of funds for ZEV-related infrastructure as part of the "Volkswagen Settlement Investment Plan: Cycle I." Global Automakers continues to support that all technologies will be needed to achieve ZEV and climate change goals and therefore recommends that a portion of funds be devoted to hydrogen infrastructure, in addition to electric charging infrastructure. 

Mar
25
2017

Global Automakers Director of State Government Affairs Damon Porter testified before a joint hearing of the Pennsylvania House and Senate Transportation Committees. Mr.

Mar
17
2017

Global Automakers submitted written testimony to Colorado Senate Transportation Committee hearing on SB 213 urging lawmakers to avoid legislation that creates barriers to automated vehicles and to look to other states that are promoting the technology without enacting legislation.

Mar
17
2017

Global Automakers submitted written testimony to Georgia House Transportation Committee held a hearing on SB 219 urging lawmakers to avoid legislation that creates barriers to automated vehicles and to look to other states that are promoting the technology without enacting legislation.

Mar
15
2017

Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO 

“We welcome the Trump Administration's decision to return the greenhouse gas standards’ midterm evaluation back to the process that was agreed to in 2012. We look forward to working with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the California Air Resources Board on a review of the standards that is data driven and accounts for the needs of American consumers without locking in a prejudged outcome.”

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