Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

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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.… » read more

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The digital world offers unprecedented opportunities, especially from an automotive perspective. Today’s vehicles are increasingly ‘connected’ – data is wirelessly exchanged between vehicles, the infrastructure surrounding them and service providers. Tomorrow’s vehicles will be automated and autonomous, capable of sensing their environment and navigating through cities without human input. Undoubtedly, these advances will increase comfort… » read more

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Commercial vehicles – like trucks, vans and buses – are not consumer goods; they are tools used to get a job done. When looking at passenger cars, the main variable is the amount of people to be transported. A single commercial vehicle, however, might be used for very different purposes and at very different degrees… » read more

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Earlier this month, ACEA President Dieter Zetsche and I had the honour of hosting a press conference for international media at the Frankfurt Motor Show. At this occasion, we laid out the European automobile industry’s pathway to future CO2 reductions from passenger cars. Manufacturers are committed to reducing CO2 emissions from their vehicles, and our… » read more

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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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