WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the second year in a row, members of Global Automakers that sold more than 100,000 units exceeded greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for light-duty vehicles, according to John Bozzella, Global Automakers president and CEO.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Manufacturer Performance Report for the 2013 model year shows that Global Automakers member companies, as a whole, had greater reductions of GHGs than required, Bozzella stated, with margins of compliance ranging from 11 to 27 grams per mile.
Bozzella said this is the direct result of the association’s members’ commitment to reducing GHG emissions and improving fuel economy while, at the same time, providing consumers with a variety of vehicle choices. The companies also made use of additional GHG reductions through air conditioner improvements, introducing advanced technologies and other credits, all of which are an important part of the program.
The 2013 model year is only the second year of a 14-year program.
“Greater flexibilities will be necessary for the industry to meet future standards,” Bozzella said. “However, our members remain determined and will continue to work hard to reduce, as much as feasible, our environmental footprint.”