- CO2 Emissions
- Air Quality
- Noise Reduction
- CO2 Emissions
- Fuels & Oils
- Road Safety
- Industry and Economy
- Regulation and Standards
- Intellectual Property
- Research and Development
- Transport and Mobility
- Trucks, Vans and Buses
- ACEA Members
- Production Plants
- EUCAR Website
Automotive sector tops R&D investment scoreboard
ACEA members spend over € 26 billion on research and development in Europe every year. The EU 2009 Industrial Investment Scoreboard has confirmed the outstanding role of the automotive industry for the European economy in terms of innovative capacity and investment power.
Innovation, Research and Development
Vehicle manufacturers are a driving force for innovation in Europe, leading research and development into ever-safer, cleaner vehicles as well as improving manufacturing processes, logistics and mobility management.
Lead-time is Essential: Car's Concept and Production Phase Take up to 12 Years
Cars are highly complex and innovative products. Their development - from design to production logistics - takes up to 5 years. Their product cycle, or the time they are kept in production, comprises up to 7 years.
The European Car Industry and the Environment
European Council for Automotive R&D - EUCAR
The automobile is the most technologically diverse product in common use. It must have high levels of quality, safety, reliability and durability and a decreasing environmental impact, at acceptable cost. The automotive industry thus needs focused R&D activities to sustain the continuous process of technological and organisational innovation. To support the achievement of the highest efficiency, effectiveness and economy in R&D performance, the major European automakers have joined their efforts in the European Council for Automotive R&D - EUCAR
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...