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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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Biden Faces Decision in ITC Electric Battery Case

April 5, 2021

President Joe Biden faces a decision this week of whether or not to overturn the International Trade Commission decision that ruled that South Korean battery manufacturer SK Innovation misused trade secrets to gain an unfair competitive decision.   In 2019, South Korean battery maker LG Chem accused SK Innovation of…

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Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Securing America’s Clean Fuels Infrastructure Act

March 25, 2021

U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del), Richard Burr (R-NC), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) introduced the Securing America’s Clean Fuels Infrastructure Act this morning. This legislation would improve and expand the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Investment Tax Credit (ITC) (commonly referred to as 30C). This legislation would…

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Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Padilla Urge White House to Reinstate California Clean Air Waiver

March 23, 2021

Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA), sent a letter this week to President Joe Biden pushing the White House to reinstate the California Clean Air Act Waiver. The waiver, which allows California the authority to set independent greenhouse gas and emission standards, was revoked under the Trump administration.…

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