Alliance of Auto Manufacturers Energy Summit PresentationPresentation 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
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.