November 29, 2011

9th Global Commercial Vehicle Industry Meeting Convened in Tokyo

The 9th Global Commercial Vehicle Industry Meeting, bringing together the top executives of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty vehicles and engines from Europe, Japan and the United States, was held today in Tokyo.  Following the proceedings, a joint statement was issued by meeting participants (see below for list of participants and text of joint statement).

Summary of the 9th Global Commercial Vehicle Industry Meeting

Date and Time:
November 29 (Tuesday), 2011, 14:00-17:00
Location and Venue:
Offices of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA)
Tokyo, Japan
Mr Satoru Takeuchi, Chairman, JAMA Heavy Vehicle Committee
(President, UD Trucks Corporation)
See List of Participants.
Discussion Agenda:
(1) World-Wide Heavy-Duty Certification Procedure (WHDC)
(2) Global fuel regulations
(3) Emissions test procedure for heavy-duty hybrid vehicles
(4) Fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions

Joint Statement (see complete text by clicking below)
European, North American, and Japanese heavy-duty vehicle and engine manufacturers call for global cooperation in promoting regulatory harmonization.