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CARS 21: Working together for a competitive and sustainable auto-industry
CARS 21 is the abbreviation of ‘Competitive Automotive Regulatory System for the 21st century’. Championed by the European Commission, the initiative was launched in 2005 to strengthen competitiveness and employment in the automotive sector while enhancing progress toward safety and environmental goals - at a price affordable to the consumer. With a Commission Decision of 14 October 2010, CARS 21 is an official advisory group to the Commission. The new CARS 21 process, launched by the High Level Group on 10 November 2010, sets out to define policies for “a competitive EU automotive industry and sustainable mobility and growth in 2020 and beyond”.
Fleet renewal schemes in 2010
New Block Exemption Regulations and ACEA Code of Good Practice
Why is the European automobile industry so important?
ACEA Competitiveness Award 2010 goes to 'Bruges' graduate Chiodo for thesis on EU stakeholder consultation
Rossella Chiodo, graduate from the College of Europe in Bruges, has won the 2010 ACEA Competitiveness Award for a thesis on the effectiveness and influence of stakeholder consultation during impact assessments of the European Commission.
The car industry is present in almost all EU member states
The European automotive industry has a long history in Europe and today, car manufacturers have production facilities in almost all the Member states. Not surprisingly, Europe is the world's largest vehicle producer: one third of the 50 million cars produced globally are manufactured in the European Union.
Market & Economy
- Diesel Emissions Conference, & Adblue Forum 2013 Europe, 18-20 June 2013. ACEA members get a 20% discount on the registration fee.
Recent and Past Events
- ACEA Annual Transport Policy Event 2012: How Can Policy Reflect Changing Transport Demands? 6 December 2012,Brussels. Click here for more...
- Our Future Mobility Now "Innovation for Europe, Skills for the Future" Roundtable 10 October 2012. Click here for more...