CLEPA represents over 3,000 companies supplying state-of-the-art components and innovative technology for safe, smart and sustainable mobility, investing over €30 billion yearly in research and development. Automotive suppliers directly employ about 1.7 million people in Europe.

Latest publications

CLEPA Report: Semiconductor manufacturing and supply chain resilience

In view of the strategic importance of semiconductors for the automotive industry, CLEPA has put together a report with policy recommendations based on input from its member companies. This document provides guidance on how to strengthen supply chain resilience in the EU and delivers principles for a strong European industry in microelectronics. >>Find out more

CLEPA Position Paper on Batteries Regulation

This paper is a contribution by the automotive suppliers’ industry in Europe to the debate on the proposal for a Batteries Regulation. As key stakeholders in the battery value chain, automotive suppliers acknowledge the ambition of the Batteries Regulation for sustainability over the whole lifecycle of batteries. This is in line with their own continuous effort to minimise the environmental impact of their products through high performances, long lifetime and circular management (repair, remanufacturing, recycling). The approach of the regulation has the potential to ensure a level playing field and strengthen the functioning of the internal market. >>Find out more

CLEPA Position Paper on CO2 emission standards

You can read here a contribution by the automotive suppliers’ industry in Europe to the debate on achieving climate neutrality by 2050, the position of the sector on relevant legislation and suggestions for the way forward. >>Find out more

CLEPA Position Paper on Artificial Intelligence

Automotive suppliers play a central role in the development of connected and automated vehicles. Artificial intelligence (AI) applications are becoming more commonly integrated in vehicles: automated driving is the most well-known example, but a broad range of other applications are also being used, such as many vehicle safety functions, comfort functions, advanced driver-assistance systems, connectivity systems, infotainment systems, and others. >>Read more

Automotive Industry Code of Business Conduct in view of COVID‐19


CLEPA (the European Automotive Suppliers’ Association) and ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) have jointly adopted a ‘Code of Business Conduct in view of COVID-19’ to support a rapid and smooth restart of the automotive industry. Read more

25 ACTIONS For a successful restart of the EU’s automotive sector


COVID-19 is having a major impact on the economy, with retail and manufacturing activity crippled without precedence and concerns mounting on consumer sentiment. The European automotive sector, which has been hit particularly badly, proposes a plan comprised of 25 key actions to ensure a strong restart of the sector and the economy at large.  >>Read more

Position Paper on Euro 7/VII

CLEPA supports the further development of standards for pollutant emissions from light and heavy-duty vehicles that improve air quality, environment and health outcomes. As providers of sustainable technology solutions for road transport, we advocate for a regulatory framework that facilitates clean and affordable mobility. Read the position paper.


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