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European commercial vehicle manufacturers jointly develop evaluation tool to help further reduce CO2 emissions
The European commercial vehicle manufacturers are developing an evaluation tool to calculate real-life CO2 emissions from trucks and buses ahead of purchase. Market forces play an instrumental role in reducing CO2 emissions from road transport and an accurate CO2-calculator would further support the customer in finding the most fuel-efficient vehicle for each specific transport mission. The initiative marks an important step in realising the commercial vehicle industry’s ‘Vision 2020’, announced in Hanover in 2008, pledging to further reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020.
Demand for heavy trucks halved in 2009
February 2010 - Demand for new commercial vehicles has fallen sharply over the past one year and a half, with European heavy truck registrations down 48% in 2009. The European manufacturers estimate that the market has reached the bottom, but expect only a slow improvement in 2010. Manufacturers have taken numerous measures to adapt output levels, but pressure on permanent employment levels is mounting.
Commercial Vehicle CEOs draw attention of Commissioners and MEPs to crisis’ impact on the transport sector
On 3-4 November 2009, CEOs of the major European commercial vehicle manufacturers met European Commissioners, senior officials and Members of the European Parliament to highlight first-hand how the freight transport sector and its millions of employees are affected by the economic and financial crisis.
- The commercial vehicle industry is a key industrial asset for Europe
- The environmental contribution of the commercial vehicles industry
- What has the commercial vehicle industry achieved?
- Fleet renewal schemes for commercial vehicles
Commercial vehicle manufacturers: recovery still far away
24 September 2009 - The economic and financial crisis has a far-reaching effect on the European commercial vehicle industry. The drop in economic activity and transport has pushed truck production down to half of pre-crisis levels and there are no real signs of recovery in sight.
Commercial Vehicles: Sharpest Downturn Ever
Commercial vehicle production is particularly vulnerable to low business confidence and economic uncertainty. Order intake for heavy trucks stalled at just 10,000 in the first quarter, down from 100,000 a year ago.
The commercial vehicle industry is a key industrial asset for Europe
The commercial vehicle industry is vital to Europe's economic and social functioning, both as an enabler of business, commerce and social life and as a direct source of economic activity and employment in its own right.
European Modular System
- EP Transport Committee debates cross-border use of EMS trucks
- Organisations saying yes to EMS: Comments to the Communication on the future of European transport policy
Cars, Trucks and the Environment
Commercial Vehicles and Road Safety: Committed to Constant Progress
Commercial Vehicles and the Environment: Moving towards Cleaner Transport
We are all concerned about protecting the environment, the commercial vehicle industry included. In fact, respect for the environment is a core value of the European truck industry - and for some manufacturers, has been so for the last 30 years. As a result, modern trucks are significantly cleaner, more fuel-efficient and quieter than those of previous generations. Even more importantly, they are less polluting and more efficient than other forms of freight transport.
European Transport Policy
The road transport sector is both the lifeblood of and a major contributor to the European economy. Road transport fulfils the overwhelming majority of transport needs for companies and individuals, delivering the goods we take for granted in our homes and workplaces, and the services upon which the business community relies.
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...