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ASA Signs Autonomous Vehicle Letter to Secretary Buttigieg

September 20, 2021

The Automotive Service Association signed a letter to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg along with other industry stakeholders such as the Alliance for Automotive Innovation and the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). The letter is a request to the U.S. Department of Transportation to continue their work on research…

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NHTSA Releases Traffic Fatalities Data for Early 2021

September 3, 2021

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released traffic fatality data for the first quarter of 2021 this week. NHTSA estimates that 8,730 people died in traffic accidents in the first three months of 2021– a 10.5% increase from the first quarter of 2020. This increase occurred even as total…

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Chip Shortages Continue to Stall Auto Production

September 3, 2021

Read a recent study on semiconductor chip shortages stalling auto production following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NHTSA Proposes 8% Annual Gains in Fuel Economy

August 12, 2021

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced regulations this week that will increase the requirements for fuel economy standards to 8 percent per year. This amount was decreased during the Trump administration to just 1.5% per year. This regulation applies to vehicles model years 2024 through 2026. This proposal…

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President Biden Announces Executive Order on Electric Vehicles

August 5, 2021

President Biden signed an executive order today entitled “Strengthening American Leadership on Clean Cars and Trucks”. This order is meant to serve as a first step toward electrifying the United States vehicle fleet. President Biden signed the order in the company of the three major auto manufacturing CEOs and the…

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Legislation Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

May 6, 2021

Congressman Levin (D-Mich) introduced a bill, the Electric Vehicles Freedom Act, that would establish a nationwide network of public electric vehicle charging stations. This legislation is part of a larger push toward electrifying the transportation sector as part of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which was released earlier this year.…

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