Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is a trade group of automobile manufacturers that operate in the United States. Their mission is to "represent the common interests of its members and provide a forum to enable them to advance public policies that meet consumer and societal needs for clean, safe, efficient, and affordable personal transportation."
The trade group formed on January 13, 1999 to replace the American Automobile Manufacturers Association, which had represented only American manufacturers. As of 2009, the Auto Alliance members are:
- BMW Group
- Daimler AG
- Ford Motor Company
- General Motors Corporation
- Jaguar-Land Rover
- Mazda Motor Corporation
- Mitsubishi Motors
- Toyota Motor Corporation
- Volkswagen AG
As an advocacy group for the automobile industry on public policy issues, an example of the alliance's activity includes sponsorship of the Transportation Data Center at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).
Likewise, the alliance is active in political lobbying on behalf of the industry. The alliance appealed, for instance, a district-court ruling in California in September 2007 that upholds states' ability to regulate exhaust emissions, the issue having a strong bearing on state and federal vehicle mileage regulations. They also have weighed in on the federal government's new fuel economy and emissions standards proposals calling for other industries to do their part in helping to trim pollution and conserve energy. The Alliance opposes the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act.
In September 2009, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers joined the Obama administration and environmentalists in opposing an effort to bar the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for one year from attempting to regulate green-house-gas emissions for power plants and other large sources, preferring a single nationwide set of rules, a main priority since 2002.
- "Alliance Mission Statement". The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
- "Transportation Data Center (TDC)". University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
- "Screw CAFE, California Wants 43.7 MPG: Automakers to Appeal States-Rights Ruling". Jalopnik.com, as reported by the Detroit News.
- "AAM Weighs In On Environmental Responsibility". Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers , as reported by Auto Trends.
- Political Alliances Shift in Fight Over Climate Bill
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