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European automobile manufacturers have significantly reduced the environmental impact of vehicle production over the last decade, as new figures show. Even though car production has been on the rise again since 2013, the industry has succeeded in decoupling CO2 emissions, energy consumption, water usage and waste generation from production growth. At the beginning of June,… » read more

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According to new figures published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) last month, average emissions from new vans registered in 2016 were 163.8 grammes of CO2 per kilometre, down 2.7% compared to 2015. Light commercial vehicles, more widely known as ‘vans’, power the European economy. They provide the means for businesses to deliver goods to… » read more

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Right now, Europe’s auto makers are preparing for the introduction of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure, better known by its acronym WLTP. WLTP is a more rigorous laboratory test for measuring pollutant and CO2 emissions from passenger cars that will come into force later this year. From September 2017, WLTP will officially apply… » read more

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As ACEA we believe that vehicle producers, policymakers and consumers alike need a robust process to ensure that motor vehicles meet relevant standards before they are brought on the market. That’s why the automobile industry supports the core objectives of the European Commission’s proposal for a new type approval framework. This proposal seeks to strengthen… » read more

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When vehicles are discussed from a policy perspective here in Brussels, I often caution other stakeholders that they shouldn’t lose sight of the many different roles that motor vehicles play in our daily lives. This is especially the case when talking about light commercial vehicles, or vans as they are commonly referred to. Light commercial… » read more

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Traditionally, the new year in Brussels kicks off with the annual European Motor Show. The 2017 edition paid special attention to commercial vehicles with a dedicated Truck & Transport exhibition. ACEA took this opportunity to organise a special tour on truck safety for European policy makers and road safety experts dealing with heavy-duty vehicles. The… » read more

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At the beginning of December, ACEA organised its second passenger car conference entitled ‘Smart cars: Driven by data’. Our first car conference, held two years ago, gave a broad overview of the benefits and implications of the connected car. ACEA’s second car event proved to be an excellent opportunity to zoom in on what is… » read more

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While digital innovation in the automotive industry has traditionally focused on optimising the vehicle’s internal functions, attention is now turning to developing the car’s ability to connect with the outside world (including infrastructure, third-party services and of course other vehicles), as well as to the introduction of vehicles with increasing levels of automated-driving functions. Indeed,… » read more

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