Supplying Ingenuity II: U.S. Suppliers of Key Clean, Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies investigates the real companies and jobs in this sector today. Our research finds more than 1,200 U.S. factories and engineering facilities in 48 states— and 288,000 American workers—building technologies that reduce pollution and improve fuel economy for today’s innovative vehicles, from family sedans to long-haul tractor trailers.
Nine states (Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, California, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina) each count 10,000 or more manufacturing and engineering jobs building fuel-efficient technologies, and half of U.S. states count fuel-efficient technology jobs in the thousands.
Building clean vehicle technology is a local issue for at least 335 congressional representatives and 96 senators.
More than 1,200 U.S. factories and engineering facilities in 48 states— and 288,000 American workers—are building technology that improves fuel economy for today’s innovative vehicles.
Securing today’s jobs and continuing to create new ones across the industry depend on keeping up the pace of domestic innovation, investment, and manufacturing under strong, long-term standards. Today’s automotive sector provides a powerful example of how we can simultaneously meet the nation’s environmental, economic, and job-creation goals. For decision makers who are serious about continuing this progress, the following actions are critical:
- Sustain robust clean vehicle and fuel economy standards. An ongoing trajectory of improvement in GHG emissions and fuel economy supports investment, innovation, and job growth. Strong, long-term standards help position the domestic industry as a global leader and strengthen its competitiveness and economic stability. By contrast, stepping back from these standards puts jobs at risk.
- Improve and enforce tax, trade, and manufacturing policies to spur manufacturing in America, reward reinvestment in domestic manufacturing and the U.S. workforce, and enhance—rather than degrade—labor and environmental standards globally.
- Strengthen labor standards, workers’ rights, and regulations that protect worker safety and health on the job. These standards are necessary to ensure that new and existing jobs in automotive technology manufacturing deliver family-supporting wages, decent benefits, and good working conditions.