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Global Automakers' members strongly support and are aggressively pursuing innovative ways to reduce CO2 emissions to protect the environment and lessen the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels. Our members are creating alternatives to petroleum by investing in advanced technology vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells, clean diesel, electricity, sustainable biofuels, and natural gas. Our members account for 82 percent of the U.S. hybrid market and offer the only hydrogen fuel-cell and natural gas-powered vehicles available to consumers in America. This year, one of the Association’s members is bringing the first zero-emission mass-market vehicle to American consumers.

Global Automakers advance our member companies’ environmental goals by working with lawmakers to provide manufacturers the lead-time to design and build the type of advanced technology vehicles needed while continuing to provide consumers with a full range of vehicle choices.

Issues in Action


Global Automakers jointly submitted a letter, with the Auto Alliance, to the Calfiornia Air Resources Board in support of the fscal year 2017-2018 funding plan that designates money for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP). In this letter, the two associations state: "We support and share California’s goal of expanding the market share for zero emission vehicle (ZEV) technology.  The CVRP is critical to meeting this goal, and we support the proposed funding plan."


On November 20, 2017, Global Automakers and the Alliance submitted joint comments to the California Independent System Operator (ISO) Board of Governors and Management on the Draft ISO Board Vision Paper. The joint comments focus on the trend in both the market and in the regulatory environment toward greater electrification – hydrogen and grid-powered – of the vehicle fleet.


The Association of Global Automakers' Manager of Environment and Energy, Amandine Muskus, provided remarks at the California Department of Toxic Substance Control's (DTSC) public workshop on lead-acid batteries.

Global Automakers shared four major considerations that DTSC should consider in evaluating these batteries:


Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers

WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 5, 2017 – "Recent announcements by auto manufacturers prove beyond any doubt that they are investing heavily in bringing electric-drive vehicles to market. The Mid-Term Evaluation of U.S. regulations on vehicle emissions needs to be placed in that larger and more important context. If consumers embrace the products, the resultant emissions reductions will be larger, occur more rapidly, and outlast any regulatory targets or government mandates.


On September 25, 2017, Global Automakers and the Alliance jointly submitted comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on its request for comments regarding development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will accompany a rulemaking for MY 2022-2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.


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