Brussels, 12 May 2017 – Following yesterday's vote by EU member states on the procedure for determining CO2 emissions from new trucks, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes this as an important step to introduce more transparency to the market – ultimately leading to reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions.
Brussels, 9 May 2017 – Today, Europe’s truck manufacturers revealed a detailed timeline of steps leading up to the introduction of convoys of semi-automated trucks on Europe’s motorways before 2025. Besides setting out the timing, the ‘EU Roadmap for Truck Platooning’ also provides guidance to policy makers and authorities on the regulatory changes and political support necessary for cross-border truck platooning.
Brussels, 27 April 2017 – Ahead of the EU-Brexit summit this weekend, European automobile manufacturers and suppliers today sounded the alarm over the potential damage that Brexit could do to the competitiveness of their industry, which represents 6.5% of EU’s GDP and provides employment to some 12.2 million Europeans across the continent.
Brussels, 25 April 2017 – In September, a more rigorous laboratory test for measuring pollutant and CO2 emissions from cars (WLTP) will come into force. This new test will make some much needed improvements to the way cars are tested, but its introduction is also likely to raise questions among consumers.