Study of Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing Finds Mixed Performance for Most OEMs, BMW and Toyota as the Clear Leaders

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Sustainable Value Margin—the ratio of Sustainable Value to sales—for each of the evaluated manufacturers. A survey of the sustainability performance of 17 of the world’s leading automakers has found a mixed pattern when it comes to the sustainability performance of most of the car manufacturers. The ranking of the 17 manufacturers based on the Sustainable Value Margin. Fiat Auto, and to a certain extent Mitsubishi, posted consistently negative Sustainable Value.

Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. Climate Change Emissions Manufacturing Power Generation Wind

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China wants auto industry to focus on energy saving

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European and Chinese Auto Manufacturers Groups Sign Cooperation Agreement

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’s Association (ACEA) has signed a cooperation agreement with the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) in Beijing. CAAM, founded in 1987, is the Chinese nationwide association grouping enterprises and organizations engaged in the business of auto, motorcycle, components and related industry.

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Among these is a $210-million investment in a new, more environmentally responsible auto-body painting facility and innovative paint process at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant (MAP), the largest of Honda’s eight auto plants in North America. In 2006, Honda was the first auto company to voluntarily and publicly announce targets for the reduction of its CO 2 emissions for its products and operations globally. from a high of 755 kg/auto in FY11. kg/auto in FY14.

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Auto-ISAC releases automotive cybersecurity best practices

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Members of the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center ( Auto-ISAC ) released an overview of comprehensive Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices developed as a proactive measure to further enhance vehicle cybersecurity throughout the industry. The creation of Best Practices follows the release of the Framework for Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices jointly released by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers in January 2016.

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BMW, Brilliance Auto expanding China JV; all-electric iX3 planned for export outside China

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In addition to the two automobile production locations, BBA also runs an engine plant, which includes a battery factory for the electrified BMW brand vehicles produced locally in Shenyang. This is the first battery factory operated by a premium automobile manufacturer in China. BMW presented the BMW Concept iX3 at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing earlier this year. China Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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BMW, Brilliance Auto expanding China JV; all-electric iX3 planned for export outside China

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In addition to the two automobile production locations, BBA also runs an engine plant, which includes a battery factory for the electrified BMW brand vehicles produced locally in Shenyang. This is the first battery factory operated by a premium automobile manufacturer in China. BMW presented the BMW Concept iX3 at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing earlier this year. China Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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Honda to unveil new China market SUV concept at Auto Shanghai

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a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, plans to stage the world premiere of an all-new concept model as well as other new Honda models at Auto Shanghai 2015 (The 16th International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition, press days: April 20-21, 2015, public days: April 22-29, 2015). Jointly with Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., and Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.,

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European Auto Manufacturers Agree on First Phase of Specifications to Connect Plug-ins to the Grid

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The European automobile manufacturers have agreed to a first phase of joint specifications to connect electrically chargeable vehicles to the electricity grid in a safe and user-friendly way. Manufactures will provide at least one cable with Type 2 plug (Mode 3) or standard domestic plug (Mode 2) to connect to infrastructure. Ivan Hodac, Secretary-General of ACEA, the automobile industry’s trade association in Brussels.

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It is good to be small as auto market stumbles

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In the first quarter of the year, production fell to just 3.4million vehicles according to new statistics from the Economic Report from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). Tags: Cars Green cars Latest news European Automobiles Manufacturers Association European car production small cars

China BAK to supply high-power Li-ion batteries to Brilliance Auto Group for testing

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will supply high-power Li-ion batteries to Brilliance Auto Group, one of the largest state-owned automobile manufacturers in China. Under this arrangement, China BAK will deliver a sample order of five lithium-ion high-power battery units to Brilliance Auto by July 2012. Brilliance Auto will utilize the high-power battery units to power its electric cars to test the performance and reliability of the battery cells. China BAK Battery, Inc.

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Auto Lobby Deals a New Card

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Changing of the guard at the auto makers' industry group the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM). Former Democratic Congressman Dave McCurdy takes his lobbying skills from Electronics to Autos. Still, this is the industry group (and its predecessor) that has opposed every attempt at auto sanity passed by the people's representatives - from seat belts to the ZEV Mandate to the California Greenhouse Gas bill.

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China makes new energy vehicles the priority

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The 12th Five Year Plan for China’s auto industry is set to make new energy vehicles a top priority with China reportedly targeting annual sales of one million units by 2015 according [.]. Tags: Green cars Latest news China China Association for Automobile Manufacturers China new energy vehicles new energy vehicles New energy vehicles are the order of the day in China – in fact they are the order of the next five years.

Auto Alliance pushing for passage of Maryland SB 1234 that would require state purchase of ZEVs; 50% of LDVs by 2026

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) is strongly supporting the passage of Maryland’s SB 1234 , a bill that would require the State of Maryland to purchase zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) for state fleets. —Auto Alliance. The bill phases in a requirement that, by fiscal 2026, 50% of light-duty vehicles purchased for the State vehicle fleet be zero-emission vehicles.

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Automakers try to wave Colorado off a California-style EV mandate

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According to a Reuters report, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a lobbying group for the auto industry, met with Colorado Governor Jared Polis last month to lobby him to adopt a voluntary EV program instead. After Colorado jumped on board California's Zero Emissions ship in January, automakers apparently weren't happy.

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Teijin Chemicals develops resin enabling new auto body designs

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The lightweight material will also enable automobile manufacturers to reduce the weight of components by about 20% compared with metal. To date, various resins, particularly polycarbonate, have been widely used for parts like door handles and hubcaps, but as the demand for lighter vehicles increases, manufacturers are expected to utilize resins for larger parts, including rear doors and fenders. Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.,

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Chinas Auto Subsidy Boosts Domestic Auto Spending by US$3B in 1H2010

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China’s subsidy to encourage the replacement of older, higher-emitting vehicles boosted domestic auto spending by 20.5 In a bid to accelerate the elimination of high-emissions and polluting vehicles and stimulate automobile consumption, the government rolled out the “old car for new” subsidy last June—encouraging people to replace their old cars. China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said that Chinese auto sales rose 47.67% year on year to 9.02

2010 65

California, 6 automakers finalize bilateral Clean Car Framework agreements

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The auto companies party to the voluntary agreements will stay on course to make cleaner cars consistent with their individual production plans substantially to electrify their respective fleets and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Each of the automobile manufacturers that have finalized Framework agreements have made additional and individual commitments to expedite the transition to zero-emission vehicles.

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Vehicle sales on the rise in China

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This means that sales topped the one million unit mark for the fifth month in a row, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. One company that really had reason to celebrate in China was ChangAn Auto Company, which saw its sales volume increase by more than 82 per cent year on year in July. The automotive market may be struggling worldwide but there’s no stopping the push for motoring in China.

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March Auto Sales in China Up 55.8% to Record High

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Automobile sales in China in March jumped up 55.8% year-on-year to a record 1,735,100 units, according to figures from the Automobile Association, the Ministry of Information Industry cited by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). For the first quarter of CY 2010, automobile sales rose 71.9% January 2010 auto sales also set a record monthly high, with sales doubling to more than 1.66

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Toshiba to Supply Electric Drive Motors to Ford Staring in 2012; Expanding Manufacturing Capacity in US

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Toshiba Corporation will expand manufacturing capacity at its plant in Houston, Texas for production of the high-performance drive motors for HEV, PHEV and EV applications. The production will be Toshiba’s first overseas manufacturing base for automotive propulsion motors, which are currently produced in Mie Prefecture, Japan. Ford Motor Company has awarded Toshiba a major contract to supply electric drive motors for hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Chinese Government think tank calls for refocusing auto industry on environment-friendly and energy-saving targets

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He also said that auto manufacturers should strengthen their safety and quality control standards. Sales of domestically-manufactured autos rose 36 percent year on year to reach 13.14 million units in the months through September, as lower-priced automobiles have become more affordable for better-off Chinese people, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on Oct. Xinhua.

Japan Auto Production Falls 47.1% in April, Exports Drop 64.7%

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year-on-year in April, marking the seventh consecutive month of declines, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). Production of light-duty vehicles, trucks and buses in Japan fell 47.1% Japan’s exports of cars, trucks and buses fell 64.7% in April from the year-earlier month, also falling for the seventh straight month, JAMA said. Production of passenger cars was 415,804 units, down 47.2%.

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Auto Industry and Utilities Urge President Obama to Create to National Electric Fuel Task Force to Accelerate Plug-in Adoption

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Organizations representing auto manufacturers, electric utilities and the electric drive industry are calling on President Obama to establish a new National Electric Fuel Task Force to help accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles and the necessary infrastructure. AIAM is a trade association representing 15 international motor vehicle manufacturers who account for 40% of all passenger cars and light trucks sold annually in the United States.

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12th Five-Year Plan for Chinas auto industry to make new-energy vehicles priority

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The 12 th Five-year Plan for China’s auto industry reportedly will make developing new-energy vehicles the top priority. China is targeting annual new-energy automobile sales of 1 million units by 2015, according to the China Association for Automobile Manufacturers. The first draft of the 12 th Five-year Plan for China's automobile industry has already been formulated and the formal plan is scheduled to be released at the end of 2010.

China to Encourage Consolidation in Auto Industry; Push to Increase Market Share of Domestic Automakers

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China’s central government plans to implement a new policy in the first half of this year to encourage auto industry consolidation and further the development of Chinese-brand passenger vehicles, an official from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said at a recent news conference. According to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), 4.58 China Daily.

Are car buying attitudes changing?

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The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) conducted a survey that focused on the “entry generation&# of vehicle buyers and reports that fewer young people today have strong feelings about car ownership. Reducing auto related taxes and streamlining driver’s licence acquisition procedures is seen as key to improving the passenger car use environment.

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ZAP Acquires 51% Stake in China’s Jonway Auto in Focus On China EV Market; Plans Acquisition of Other 49% in Second Phase

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ZAP and Jonway Group announced they had earlier signed definitive agreements according to which ZAP will acquire 51% of Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co. ZAP is a 15-year-old California EV company and Jonway Auto is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jonway Group, a 20-year-old Chinese vehicle manufacturer. According to the terms of the definitive agreements, ZAP will acquire 51% of Jonway Auto for US$29.03 —Alex Wang, CEO of Jonway Automobile.

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Auto Industry Weighs in Against Murkowski Amendment that Delays EPA Regulation of Stationary Source CO2 Emissions

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) have sent a joint letter to US Senator Diane Feinstein, opposing an amendment to an appropriations act that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from spending money on regulating carbon dioxide from stationary sources under the Clean Air Act for a period of one year.

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Auto Industry Backs Additional Funding for Research into Impacts of Mid-Level Ethanol Blends

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) sent a letter to US House and Senate Energy and Water Appropriators in support of additional funding to complete research into the impacts of mid-level blends of ethanol. The auto industry in principle is not opposed to the introduction of such mid-level blends (i.e., Status of research into the effects of mid-level blends.

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European auto industry proposes further 20% cut in passenger car CO2 by 2030 from 2021; conditional on EV uptake and infrastructure; no ZEV mandate

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) outlined the industry’s proposal for a pathway to future CO 2 reductions: a 20% CO 2 reduction for passenger cars by 2030, compared to 2021. A midpoint will then be derived from the translated manufacturer-specific WLTP targets for 2021.

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Japan Auto Exports Plunge 60.9% in January; 76.5% Drop in Exports to US

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in January to 200,347 units (including 7,560 knock down units), down 311,969 units year-on-year, according to figures from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. Auto shipments to the US plummeted 76.5% Passenger car exports from Japan plunged 60.9% to 45,876 units; exports to Europe fell 63.2% to 50,864; Asia-bound exports fell 54.8% to 18,021; and shipments to Latin America dropped 54.4% to 19,941. Japanese domestic passenger car production fell 41.2%

2009 60

EPA to reopen 2022-2025 auto-emission rule decision: report

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Automaker CEOs and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers had asked President Donald Trump. It looks like lobbying pays off, at least in the case of EPA emission rules. According to numerous recent reports, the EPA is expected to reopen the commenting period for vehicle-emission rules it finalized in January, more than a year ahead of schedule. emissions Politics EPA CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

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GAC Group begins construction of $6.5B industrial park for electric and intelligent vehicles

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China-based automobile manufacturer Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Group), the parent company of GAC Motor, has begun construction of a large industrial park for electric and intelligent vehicles as part of its efforts to boost its electric vehicle business. The move will help promote the development of the automobile industry and drive economic growth. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Auto lobby again asks to redo emission rule, to new EPA chief Pruitt this time

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Just days after the November election, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers wrote President-Elect Trump to ask that he reverse the decision on emissions standards made by the. Lobbyists for the world's automakers continue to ask the new presidential administration to revisit an EPA decision to finalize emissions standards through 2025.

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Auto Alliance on Mid-Level Ethanol Blends: Build Out E85 Infrastructure First

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Green Car Congress and Charles Territo of the Auto Alliance on 17 April briefly discussed the blend wall (ethanol supply greater than US’s ability to absorb it in 10% blends) and mid-level blends of ethanol being used on existing, non-flex-fuel, vehicles. That is a concern for the auto industry and we hope that is a concern for the DOE and EPA.

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Study concludes that sugar cane-based biorefineries producing ethanol and electricity could power a global auto fleet of hybrids and EVs using only 4% of available cropland

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In their study, they assess the benefits and drawbacks of the joint production in a sugar cane-based biorefinery—using technology that is currently available and cost-competitive—of ethanol and electricity for fueling privately-owned automobiles. Their findings indicate that the amount of land required to power current automobile needs is less than what is typically stated; their analysis also shows that the harvested energy density of sugar cane is 306 GJ/ha/yr—1.7

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CAR report quantifies automotive’s position as a leading high-tech industry

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The report, supported by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, measures the technological nature of today’s auto industry and compares it to other sectors of the economy often viewed as technologically advanced. The on-board electronics, computer systems, sensors, and software in today’s vehicles make the automobile one of the more technologically sophisticated pieces of equipment consumers will ever own.” Percentage of Global R&D Spending by Industry, 2013.

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Euro Auto Production Down 35% in First Quarter 2009; Second Half Production May be Down 25%; Small Cars Hit New Record Share

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million vehicles, according to the latest Economic Report from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). Van (-57%) and truck production (-56%) dropped even more than the manufacture of passenger cars (-31%). Most manufacturers do not expect the situation to improve until 2010. Tags: Europe Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers The small car segment has increased its share. Source: ACEA. Click to enlarge.

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Bills in Virginia General Assembly Seek to Have Automakers Shield Auto Dealers from Financial Impact of Restructuring

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A bill currently in the Virginia Senate ( SB 1410 ) would require manufacturers that stop producing a line of cars to buy back unsold cars from dealers, pay up to three years’ rent on the dealership and pay fair market value of the franchise up to its value two years ago. Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Mercedes-Benz presents B-Class F-CELL fuel cell vehicle at LA Auto Show; delivery to US leasing customers by end of 2010

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Mercedes-Benz presented the new B-Class F-CELL, its first (limited) series production fuel-cell powered electric vehicle available in the US ( earlier post ), at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Selected customers will take delivery of the first lease vehicles before the end of 2010. By 2012, a total of 200 of these cars will be on the roads in California and Europe.

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Automaker Alliance Resumes Fear-Based Fuel Economy Ads

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Just 24 hours after pulling a series of radio ads designed to alarm the public about upcoming fuel economy rules, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers resumed airing the radio spots on Friday morning. A spokeswoman for the AAM confirmed that the ads would run in an unspecified number of states, specifically those with “many auto jobs or