Statement by MEMA President and CEO Steve Handschuh
Washington, DC – November 30, 2016 - Suppliers play a key role in the innovation and development of a wide variety of technologies that improve vehicle fuel economy and reduce emissions. These technologies will be critical to help automakers meet the MYs 2017-2025 standards.
MEMA believes a true National Program is crucial to ensure long-term compliance planning and corresponding technology investments. MEMA is currently reviewing the U.S. EPA’s proposed determination issued earlier today, and remains committed to continuing to address important program flexibilities, such as off-cycle credits, to meet the goals of the standards.
MEMA will continue to work on these matters with the incoming Administration and the new Congress. For more information, contact Leigh Merino.
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its four specialized divisions comprise the leading international trade association in the fast-changing mobility industry. Representing vehicle suppliers that manufacture and remanufacture components, technologies, and systems for use in passenger cars and heavy trucks, MEMA serves as a critical bridge between high-tech capabilities in new vehicles—such as autonomous vehicles and vehicle connectivity—and the “nuts and bolts” of vehicle manufacturing. MEMA works at state, Federal, and international levels to ensure that the marketplace and public policy support the development of advanced, transformative technologies that enable safer, smarter, and more efficient vehicles. By directly employing more than 734,000 Americans and generating a total employment impact of 3.6 million jobs, MEMA’s member companies are the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. MEMA’s members are represented through four divisions: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). For more information on how MEMA is leading transformation in the mobility industry, visit www.mema.org.