The Economic and Environmental Impacts of a Corporate Fleet Vehicle Purchase Program

The global recession and climate change have placed a premium on policies and practices that can create jobs while also addressing environmental challenges. In the United States, the business community has an opportunity to lead the way by shifting corporate vehicle fleets from reliance on the standard internal combustion engine to more fuel-efficient technologies and alternative fuels. On a large scale, such a move could substantially reduce carbon emissions by reducing the use of fossil fuels and supporting thousands of new jobs. As discussed later in this paper, if half of U.S. corporate fleets embraced alternative fuels, the potential annual reduction of carbon fuels could be the same as removing 1.2 million gasoline-powered vehicles from U.S. roads. The number of jobs created or preserved to produce the alternative vehicles could total 20,000

Smart Programming: Automotive Renewal and the Michigan Permitting Process

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) has, at the request of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), undertaken a study for the Michigan Automotive Partnership (MAP) of the time needed for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to issue a major modification air quality permit and how it may affect future automotive investment in Michigan.

A Study Prepared for the Michigan Automotive Partnership and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Michigan Automotive Research and Development Directory

The first ever assembly of data on 135 Michigan companies involved in vehicle research, engineering and product development.

A report of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Automotive Partnership.