Brussels, 16 November 2017 – In October 2017, EU demand for passenger cars returned to growth after September’s decline. Registrations of new cars totalled 1,169,672 units, or 5.9% higher than in October last year.
Brussels, 8 November 2017 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) takes note of the publication of the European Commission’s second mobility package, including a proposal for post-2021 CO2 targets for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. ACEA will now work with its members to assess the full details of the proposals before continuing to engage with the EU institutions on this dossier.
Brussels, 8 November 2017 – In the third quarter of 2017, registrations of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in the European Union continued to show strong growth, with demand increasing by 51.4% compared to last year. 211,635 alternatively-powered cars were registered over this period, accounting for 6.2% of total passenger car sales. Electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) made up for 1.6% of all cars sold across the EU during the third quarter of the year.
Brussels, 31 October 2017 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data demonstrating the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and both GDP and customer incentives. Based on these new findings, ACEA calls for an ambitious but more realistic approach to the electrification of Europe’s car fleet, just before the European Commission releases its proposal for post-2021 CO2 targets for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles next week.
Brussels, 19 October 2017 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) and IndustriAll European Trade Union, have come together to react to the GEAR 2030 report on the ‘Competitiveness and sustainable growth of the automotive industry in the EU’, published today by the European Commission.
Brussels, 28 September 2017 – Diesel’s market share in the EU-15 fell from 50.2% to 46.3% of new car registrations in the first half of 2017. In absolute numbers, 152,323 less diesel cars were sold. This drop was offset by an increase in the sale of petrol vehicles. Auto makers caution that this shift to petrol engines with higher CO2 values will pose additional challenges to meeting future CO2 reduction targets.