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Auto Alliance Announces Interim Leadership

By unanimous approval of the Alliance’s Executive Committee, David Schwietert is the Interim President and CEO of the Auto Alliance, effective March 1, 2019. Mr. Schwietert joined the Alliance in 2015 as Executive Vice President of Federal Government Relations and Public Policy to coordinate legislative and regulatory efforts regarding automotive safety, fuel economy, and automated […]


Automakers Join Diverse Coalition Advocating for a Bipartisan Federal Framework for Autonomous Vehicles

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers joined with members of the Coalition for Future Mobility, a diverse group of stakeholders advocating for national leadership on autonomous vehicle policy, in a letter to Congressional leadership to support continued bipartisan efforts to establish a federal framework for the safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies. Excerpt […]


Regarding statements that the federal government and California are not continuing talks on a nationwide fuel economy/greenhouse gas program, the Alliance has this response

“Automakers support year-over-year improvements in fuel economy that align with the marketplace. We always knew achieving one national program would be challenging. But one national program is worth striving for because it is the best way to maximize fuel economy and carbon reductions while preserving vehicle affordability and employment. We encourage everyone to keep focusing […]


Statement on Alliance Leadership

Mitch Bainwol, President and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, today announced his resignation from the organization so he could assume the position of Chief Government Relations Officer at the Ford Motor Company.  The 12 automakers comprising the Alliance said they will announce their leadership plans in the near future. Statement Attributable to Mitch […]


Alliance Statement on U.S. Department of Commerce report on whether vehicle imports pose a national security risk to the United States

“Tariffs are a tax on our customers, and would mean that Americans shopping for a new car would see the prices of many new vehicles increase. Imposing tariffs on imported vehicles and parts would be a mistake, with significant negative consequences for the U.S. auto industry, our employees. American consumers would also see an increase […]


New Congress Can Help Accelerate the Development of Life-Saving Technologies and Greater Mobility Freedom by Passing Autonomous Vehicle Legislation

Today, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents over 70 percent of light-duty auto sales in the United States, sent the following letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate urging the new Congress to continue bipartisan action to help advance greater road safety, innovation, expand mobility, and boost American competitiveness […]