Benefits of Participating

With Mobilis Trading, your organization will enjoy the following benefits:

Access to the only online trading platform dedicated to trading motor vehicle, engine, fuels, and alternative fuel fleet compliance credits. Via our online credit exchanges, you will be able to participate in forward and reverse auctions to buy or sell compliance credits. Our trading platform eliminates the time-consuming process of finding a trading partner and does away with the uncertainty associated with negotiating a credit exchange in a vacuum. With the Mobilis Trading platform, both buyers and sellers can initiate auctions. This means that companies needing credits can run a reverse auction, which will allow companies with excess credits to submit bids on supplying the credits needed. Our platform also offers traditional forward auctions where credit holders can invite companies to purchase their credits. In either case, the company initiating the auction will have the ability to specify price thresholds that must be met.

Market-based pricing. In creating Mobilis Trading, we wanted to confront head-on the question that always arises when the subject of credit trading comes up, that is “what’s a credit worth?” Because Mobilis provides participants the opportunity to buy and sell credits via a competitive bidding process, you needn’t stress out over negotiating a credit trade in a vacuum with a single trading partner. Via our online trading platform, you’ll be able to see what others are bidding and/or what credits have sold for in the past, and you’ll be able to use this market information when pricing your credits or placing bids.

Access to historical trade data. Mobilis Trading will maintain a database of all trade data (absent buyer/seller identities) and this data will be accessible to Mobilis account holders. This historical trading data will assist you in carrying out credit valuation and thus better enable you to more accurately project the future costs of compliance via credit trading.

Credit Integrity. To ensure the integrity of the trading process, Mobilis Trading requires that credit sellers declare that their credits are banked and immediately available for transfer prior to initiating a forward auction or when bidding in a reverse auction.

Simplified Transactions. With the goal of simplifying the transaction process, Mobilis has created a standard Compliance Credit Sale Agreement that participants will sign and submit to Mobilis prior to participating in an auction. This means that nearly all of the paperwork necessary to consummate the credit trade transaction will be handled prior to the auction getting underway. A major benefit of this approach is that the auction initiator and winning bidder need not waste time and money after the auction creating and negotiating a one-off contract. Instead, when the auction is over, the winning bidder and auction initiator have little to do but transfer funds and, if necessary, submit the credit transfer form to the regulator, per the terms of the Compliance Credit Sale Agreement.

Privacy. To establish an account with Mobilis, you must be subject to one or more of the regulatory programs in which Mobilis offers credit trading. This qualification requirement means that only companies that are regulated under the programs that we offer credit trading for can access the trading platform.

Assistance Satisfying TLAAS Manufacturer Good-Faith Reporting Obligations. Per 40 CFR 86.1818-12(e), special standards known as the Temporary Leadtime Allowance Alternative Standards (TLAAS) are available to qualifying manufacturers. Qualifying manufacturers are generally those who sold fewer than 400,000 but more than zero 2009 MY combined passenger automobiles and light trucks. Qualifying manufacturers can apply the TLAAS standards to as many as 100,000 2012-2015MY passenger automobiles and/or light trucks. However, qualifying manufacturers with sales of 2009MY combined passenger automobiles and light trucks in the U.S. of greater than zero and less than 50,000 vehicles may apply the TLAAS standards to as many as 200,000 vehicles (over the 2012-2015 model years) and may additionally apply the TLAAS standards to as many as 50,000 2016 model year vehicles. Qualifying manufacturers wishing to apply the TLAAS standard to more than 100,000 vehicles must, however, provide annual documentation of good-faith efforts made by the manufacturer to purchase credits from other manufacturers. Via Mobilis Trading, automakers will be able to take appropriate measures to satisfy the requirements of 40 CFR 86.1818-12(e)(3).

Assistance Satisfying Small Volume Manufacturer Good-Faith Reporting Obligations. Per 40 CFR 86.1801-12(k), small volume manufacturers (i.e., manufacturers with either MY2008 or MY2009 U.S. sales of more than zero and less than 5,000) are eligible for an exemption from the CO2 standards. To be exempted, 40 CFR 86.1801-12(k)(3) requires the manufacturer to submit a declaration to EPA which among other things demonstrates due diligence in having attempted to first secure credits from other manufacturers. This declaration must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the introduction into commerce of any vehicles for each model year for which the small volume manufacturer status is requested, but not later than December of the calendar year prior to the model year for which deferral is requested. For example, if a manufacturer will be introducing model year 2013 vehicles in October of 2012, then the small volume manufacturer declaration would be due in September 2012. Via Mobilis Trading, small volume manufacturers will be able to take appropriate measures to help in satisfying the requirements of 40 CFR 86.1801-12(k)(3).

Access to a consolidated set of credit trading rules. When you establish an account with Mobilis Trading, your company will enjoy access to a consolidated set of credit trading rules. Be it CAFE, GHG, CA ZEV, S.177 states ZEV, NMOG, heavy duty engine or alternative fuel fleet credits, you will have quick and convenient access to all the pertinent credit trading provisions contained in the regulations.

Consulting services. In trading compliance credits, the buyers and sellers are solely responsible for ensuring that the trades they seek to make are consistent with all applicable NHTSA, EPA and CARB program requirements. As a result, buyers and sellers will need to have a thorough understanding of the overall program requirements and credit trading rules. For companies requiring assistance, Mobilis Trading offers consulting services to members at a competitive rate. Members may also benefit from our expertise in designing compliance strategies that utilize the flexibilities provided via the credit trading provisions.

Mobilis Trading Security.  Mobilis Trading was designed with security and reliability in mind. We use the same encryption standards that you find on e-commerce websites where secure payment information must be protected from prying eyes. Protecting the website from intruders is a never-ending process and we are constantly working to ensure that the website meets strict security standards for data reliability and protection.

Mobilis Trading Reliability.  We have partnered with a leader in managed infrastructure to ensure maximum up-time and reliability for Mobilis Trading and its customers. Our large bandwidth pipes and dedicated servers help us provide a reliable, positive user experience for all of our customers.

Our easy-to-use online trading platform makes it possible for automakers, engine manufacturers, fuels producers, and fleet operators to buy and sell regulatory compliance credits via forward auctions and reverse auctions.
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In a Forward Auction, a company with excess credits initiates an auction to sell credits and companies needing credits bid to buy them. As the auction proceeds, bidding drives up the price of the credits. When the auction ends, the company that has offered to pay the most for the credits is the winner.

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In a Reverse Auction, a company needing credits initiates an auction to purchase credits and companies with excess credits bid to sell their credits to that company. As the auction proceeds, bidding drives the price of the credits down. When the auction ends, the company that has offered to sell their credits for the least amount of money is the winner.

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