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Alliance of Auto Manufacturers Energy Summit Presentation Alliance of Auto Manufacturers Energy Summit Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • Burgess Energy Conservation Summit Overview of Alternative Fuel Technologies PRESENTATION BY Clinton Blair Senior Director of Government Affairs Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers July 14, 2007
  • Alliance Members Are Driving Innovation
    • 77 Percent of All U.S. Car and Light Truck Sales
    • Leading Advocacy Group for the Auto Industry
    • More Than 238 Million Cars & Light Trucks on U.S. Roads
  • Driving Innovation
    • Automakers Comprised 3 out of 4 of the World’s Top R&D Investors in 2005
    • 5 of the Largest Automakers Spent $33 Billion in R&D in 2005
  • The Automobile Industry Creates Jobs
    • 985,300 in the Fuel Industry
    • 798,800 in the Automobile Dealership Industry
    • 289,000 in Road Construction
  • Driving Sales of Alternative Fuel Autos
    • 60 models of AFAs on sale now, up from 12 models in 2000
    • 1.5 million AFAs sold in 2006 alone
    • 10.5 million on US roads
  • Alternative Fuel Autos Are Everywhere UNDER 50,000 Alternative Fuel Autos 50,000-100,000 Alternative Fuel Autos 100,000-150,000 Alternative Fuel Autos Over 150,000 Alternative Fuel Autos
  • What We Need to Move Forward More Fuels
    • 170,000 U.S. gas stations, only 1,200 carry E85
    • Progress is being made
    • You can drive from Chicago to Kansas City and back — 1700 miles — fueled solely by E85
  • Clean Diesel Lower Sulfur Content & High Mileage
    • Compared to their gasoline counterparts, the new generation of clean diesel vehicles offer much greater fuel economy while delivering better performance. Around the world, consumers are favoring advanced diesel technology.
    • Clean diesels power 40 percent of Europe’s new light duty motor vehicles.
    • Today’s clean diesel vehicles run more cleanly, thanks to new high-pressure fuel injection, combustion and exhaust after-treatment technologies.
    • A key factor in determining the success of these aftertreatment technologies was EPA’s 2001 decision to require dramatic sulfur reductions in diesel fuel.
    • On average, clean diesel vehicles achieve 20-40 percent better fuel economy than their gasoline-powered counterparts.
  • Diesels/Biodiesel on Sale Today: 13 Models
    • Chevrolet Express Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec
    • Dodge Ram Mercedes-Benz R320 CDI
    • Ford E-Series Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI
    • Ford F-Series Super Duty Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI
    • GMC Savanna Volkswagen Touareg TDI
    • GMC Sierra 2500 HD
    • GMC Silverado 2500 HD
    • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Ethanol (E-85) Homegrown & Renewable
    • Ethanol derived from corn, sugar cane – cellulosic on the way
    • E-85 is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline
    • All vehicles on the road today can use a blend of up to 10% ethanol with gasoline without voiding warranties.
    • Of the 170,000 gas stations in America, about 1,200 sell E-85
    • Ethanol is renewable but contains less energy than gasoline
    • Because ethanol is more corrosive than gasoline, automakers need to use special materials for the gas line, gas tank, pumps, and injectors.
  • Ethanol (E-85) Vehicles on Sale: 29 Models
    • Buick Terraza Ford Crown Victoria
    • Chevrolet Avalanche Ford F-150
    • Chevrolet Express GMC Savana
    • Chevrolet Impala GMC Sierra
    • Chevrolet Monte Carlo GMC Yukon
    • Chevrolet Silverado GMC Yukon XL
    • Chevrolet Suburban Jeep Grand Cherokee
    • Chevrolet Tahoe Jeep Commander
    • Chevrolet Uplander Lincoln Town Car
    • Chrysler Aspen Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    • Chrysler Sebring Mercury Grand Marquis
    • Chrysler Town & Country Nissan Armada
    • Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan Nissan Titan
    • Dodge Durango
    • Dodge Dakota
    • Dodge Ram
  • Hybrid Engines Advanced Batteries & Higher Mileage
    • Hybrid-electric vehicles refer to powertrains that use a battery-powered electric motor, a gasoline internal combustion engine, and a concept known as regenerative braking to power the vehicle
    • Regenerative braking systems, which recover energy that is otherwise wasted, allow hybrids to be especially fuel-efficient in stop-and-go city driving
    • Utilizing these hybrid technologies, fuel economy can be improved by up to 25 percent over conventional automobiles
    • At the moment, hybrids are more expensive than traditional gasoline engines
    • Automakers working hard to continue battery development and advancements
  • Hybrid Vehicles On Sale Today: 16 Models
    • Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Mercury Mariner Hybrid
    • Dodge Ram Hybrid Nissan Altima Hybrid
    • Ford Escape Hybrid Saturn Aura Green Line Hybrid
    • GMC Sierra Hybrid Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid
    • Honda Civic Hybrid Toyota Camry Hybrid
    • Honda Insight Hybrid Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    • Lexus GS450h Hybrid Toyota Prius
    • Lexus LS 600hL Hybrid
    • Lexus RX 400h Hybrid
  • Looking Forward… New Technologies & More Models Coming to the Market
    • More Hybrids
    • More Clean Diesels
    • More E-85 vehicles
    • Hydrogen ICE
    • Fuel Cells
    • Plug-In Hybrids
  • Alliance Members, Part of the Solution
  • Alliance Members, Part of the Solution
  • We Must Look Forward… Beyond CAFE
    • Must Provide Consumers With the Cars They Want While Reducing Oil Consumption
    • Encourage Even More Alternative Fuel Choices
    • Enhance Our Alternative Fuels Infrastructure and Empower the R&D Community
    • Stimulate Economic Investments in Fuels and Technologies
    • Involve All Levels of Government
    • Motivate Consumers to Conserve Fuel and Purchase Fuel-Efficient Autos
  • 08/16/10 www.autoalliance.org