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The digital world offers unprecedented opportunities, especially from an automotive perspective. Today’s vehicles are increasingly ‘connected’ – data is wirelessly exchanged between vehicles, the infrastructure surrounding them and service providers. Tomorrow’s vehicles will be automated and autonomous, capable of sensing their environment and navigating through cities without human input. Undoubtedly, these advances will increase comfort… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Commercial vehicles – like trucks, vans and buses – are not consumer goods; they are tools used to get a job done. When looking at passenger cars, the main variable is the amount of people to be transported. A single commercial vehicle, however, might be used for very different purposes and at very different degrees… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Earlier this month, ACEA President Dieter Zetsche and I had the honour of hosting a press conference for international media at the Frankfurt Motor Show. At this occasion, we laid out the European automobile industry’s pathway to future CO2 reductions from passenger cars. Manufacturers are committed to reducing CO2 emissions from their vehicles, and our… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Guest post by Michal Kurtyka, PHD Electromobility is one of the several strategic directions for Poland’s economic development in the near term. On March 16, 2017, the Polish government adopted the Electromobility Development Plan, which set goals and directions for action in this area until 2025. The energy composition of transport fuels, shaped through history,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

According to new figures published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) last week, average emissions from new vans registered in 2016 were 163.8 grammes of CO2 per kilometre, down 2.7% compared to 2015. Light commercial vehicles, more widely known as ‘vans’, power the European economy. They provide the means for businesses to deliver goods to… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Right now, Europe’s auto makers are preparing for the introduction of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure, better known by its acronym WLTP. WLTP is a more rigorous laboratory test for measuring pollutant and CO2 emissions from passenger cars that will come into force later this year. From September 2017, WLTP will officially apply… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

As ACEA we believe that vehicle producers, policymakers and consumers alike need a robust process to ensure that motor vehicles meet relevant standards before they are brought on the market. That’s why the automobile industry supports the core objectives of the European Commission’s proposal for a new type approval framework. This proposal seeks to strengthen… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

This Saturday it is exactly six decades ago that the foundations of the EU were laid with the Treaty of Rome. On behalf of the 15 European automobile manufacturers, I would like to congratulate Europe on its 60th anniversary. In these times, when principles such as free trade and the freedom of movement are under… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

When vehicles are discussed from a policy perspective here in Brussels, I often caution other stakeholders that they shouldn’t lose sight of the many different roles that motor vehicles play in our daily lives. This is especially the case when talking about light commercial vehicles, or vans as they are commonly referred to. Light commercial… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Traditionally, the new year in Brussels kicks off with the annual European Motor Show. The 2017 edition paid special attention to commercial vehicles with a dedicated Truck & Transport exhibition. ACEA took this opportunity to organise a special tour on truck safety for European policy makers and road safety experts dealing with heavy-duty vehicles. The… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

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