WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 – Members of the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) took seven of the top 12 spots on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s 14th annual environmental ratings for green vehicles.

“Our members have long led the industry in the development and deployment of a variety of green technologies,” said Global Automakers’ President Michael Stanton, whose Association represents 15 international automobile manufacturers. “We believe good policy encourages green innovation and this listing demonstrates that a mix of technologies – from compressed natural gas to hybrids to plug-in electric vehicles – is essential to helping our nation meet its environmental goals.”

Marking its 8th consecutive year at the top was the Honda GX natural gas vehicle. The all-electric Nissan Leaf was awarded the second spot on the list. Also listed were the Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid, Honda Insight, Hyundai Elantra, and Toyota Yaris.

As leaders in the development of these fuel-efficient technologies, Global Automakers’ members continue to strive for greater fuel efficiency. “Our Association’s role is to collaborate with the government and our membership to find the best solution for American consumers.” said Stanton.

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The Association of Global Automakers, formerly known as the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), 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, regulators, and other stakeholders in the United States to create public policy that improves motor vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster an open and competitive automotive marketplace that encourages investment, job growth, and development of vehicles that can enhance Americans’ quality of life. For more information, visit www.globalautomakers.org.

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