At the Washington Auto Show, Getting Ready

The Washington Auto Show will be crowded the rest of the week, we assure you, but today is the media and policy access day, so there are quiet spots amid the news conferences.

So, what the heck. Here’s a statement made last week by Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of the Auto Alliance:

AUTOMAKERS URGE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO FINALIZE FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS THROUGH 2015

“In directing the Department of Transportation to set new fuel economy standards for MY 2011, President Obama promised a “sustained effort” to enhance energy security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We share those goals and are working to bring tomorrow’s fuel efficient vehicles to market.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers also encourages the Department of Transportation (DOT) to finalize federal fuel economy standards through MY 2015 as soon as possible.

 To be successful, we need certainty and adequate lead time. The Department of Transportation has already done the analysis necessary finalize regulations through MY 2015. We urge Secretary LaHood to quickly review and publish these standards.

 The Alliance looks forward to working with Congress, the states and the administration to help bridge competing fuel economy proposals, set aggressive standards through 2015 and direct our efforts toward meeting a national standard of at least 35 miles per gallon by 2020.”

— Dave McCurdy, President and CEO

From the Alliance’s website, The Auto Minute.

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