The Association of Global Automakers' Director of Environment and Energy, Julia Rege, testified at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) public hearing on the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Light-Duty Vehicles for MY 2021-20216.
Global Automakers shared three priorities related to the NPRM:
- The regulations should require fuel economy and GHG improvements each year while promoting the safest and cleanest vehicles to benefit all Americans,
- The regulations should provide a variety of regulatory flexibilities to manage many different product mixes, and
- Global Automakers wants a solution that maintains “One National Program” (ONP) coordinated with California and the states. A unified national program is achievable, and the agencies should work through their differences and commit to a unified national program.