WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO:
Our members' efforts to reduce their environmental footprint each year by advancing fuel efficiency, reducing greenhouse gases (GHG), and accelerating the introduction of advanced fuel technologies is working. The Environmental Protection Agency's performance report for the first year of GHG standards showed that our industry lowered tailpipe GHG emissions in model year 2012 six percent relative to 2011. These incremental improvements are the first steps in a 14 year program. We are making progress.
Our members are committed to a single, harmonized national program that reduces motor vehicle GHG emissions and increases fuel economy from 2012 through MY2025. The program allows manufacturers to have the flexibility to meet the standards through any technology. As a result, consumers today have a variety of powertrain options. Complementing the significant improvements to the existing gasoline fleet, there are more than 50 models of hybrid cars available today.
We are proud of the strides our members are making to meet these challenging standards.
The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. We work with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster a competitive environment in which more vehicles are designed and built to enhance Americans' quality of life. For more information, visit www.globalautomakers.org.