Brussels, 31 January 2018 – While the EU passenger car market grew by 3.4% in 2017, with over 15 million cars sold, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) now forecasts that growth will slow to around 1% in 2018.
Every year, the month of January kicks off with the Brussels Motor Show. While the latest cars on display there clearly proved that vehicles are undergoing a not-so-quiet revolution, coming with state-of-the-art connectivity technology and an expanding range of powertrain options, there are also other players in the automotive supply chain that are changing rapidly. Not least, the dealers that sell the vehicles that ACEA members produce.
Vehicle manufacturers invest billions of euros into helping improve the fuel efficiency and environmental performance of their products. According to new figures published recently by the European Environment Agency (EEA), emissions from cars were 118.1 grams of CO2 per kilometre in 2016, down 1.2 % compared to 2015.