Join Our Industry Leading Members in The Pursuit of Fuel Equality
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Statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency Notice of Violation issued on September 18, 2015
The Alliance for Vehicle Efficiency (AVE) works to create a level playing field for all engine technologies to help improve fuel economy, CO2 and criteria emissions. Real-world benefits are realized when the policies, regulations and test procedures are aligned with real-world driving behaviors and vehicle manufacturers are in compliance with the rules. Advanced diesel engines have proven fuel economy and emissions reduction benefits when available technologies are applied correctly.
AVE remains an advocate for advanced diesel technology and its inherent advantages for automakers and consumers as a cost-effective technology solution.
The USCADC supports national goals and regulations including Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and testing designed to curtail vehicle emissions and reduce fuel consumption.
Benefits of Diesel Technology
Modern advanced diesel engines are an important and effective technology for automakers to meet increasingly stronger regulations. Advanced diesel engines achieve higher fuel efficiency and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than gasoline engines with the same power output and miles driven.
According to a new report from the Diesel Technology Forum, since 2005, new light-duty technologies introduced in the market have saved 1.5 billion gallons of gasoline. Diesel engines also deliver significantly higher torque, enabling greater towing capability and payload capacity.
No single technology can meet the demands of every American. We must ensure that consumers have access to clean vehicle technologies that can meet their particular needs while maximizing fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions.
The Alliance for Vehicle Efficiency is an automotive supplier-led alliance advocating for technology-neutral automotive policies. The AVE member companies are the innovation leaders on a wide spectrum of technologies, including advanced diesel engine products, designed to increase U.S. energy independence and reduce emissions. Today’s advanced vehicle technologies can effectively and reliably reduce emissions, including particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), when correctly applied during real driving conditions.
About The Alliance
The Alliance for Vehicle Efficiency is a partnership committed to promoting the energy efficiency and environmental benefits of advanced clean diesel technology for passenger vehicles in the U.S. marketplace. It is the only advocacy group exclusively dedicated to clean diesel passenger vehicles.
With an average 30 percent better fuel economy and up to 25 percent lower CO2 emissions, today’s ultra-clean advanced technology diesel passenger cars, SUVs and pickup trucks can help meet the energy independence and environmental goals set by President Obama, Congress and several states without sacrificing the performance consumers expect.
The Alliance for Vehicle Efficiency advocates for technology-neutral public policies and regulations rewarding innovation and providing equal market opportunities for advanced technology passenger vehicles. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C. and is national in scope. For more information about the Alliance for Vehicle Efficiency or to inquire about membership, please contact Jeff Breneman, executive director, at VehicleEfficiency.org or (202) 361-0938.