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18 Dec 2018 Europe accelerates the transition to clean mobility: Co-legislators agree on strong rules for the modernisation of the mobility sector

The European Parliament and the Council yesterday reached a political agreement on strong rules to  decarbonise and modernise the mobility sector. They provisionally agreed on new CO2 emission standards for cars and light vans in the EU for the period after 2020, emissions from new cars will...
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28 Nov 2018 Net-zero emissions in 2050 requires integrated vision for safe, sustainable and smart mobility

The European Commission adopted today the Communication on the strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction, containing scenarios for future policy making going from business-as-usual to net-zero emissions by 2050.   Sigrid de Vries, Secretary General of CLEPA, the European association of automotive suppliers,...
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22 Nov 2018 CLEPA Newsletter Editorial November 2018: Five minutes to twelve? Bridging electric versus combustion

The negotiations between the European co-legislators on curbing CO2 emissions from cars, vans and trucks are in their final stages. Worryingly, they remain dominated by the artificial divide between ‘pro-electric/pro-climate’ and ‘pro-combustion/pro-status quo’.   That’s too simple a vision to sustain, and it clouds our...
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13 Nov 2018 Ahead of the vote on CO2 standards for trucks: Automotive suppliers call for realistically ambitious targets

Tomorrow in Strasbourg, members of the European Parliament will vote on their position on CO2 standards for heavy duty vehicles, likely adopting targets that go significantly beyond the already ambitious proposals made by the European Commission.     “Increasing the targets further risks setting regulatory boundaries...
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26 Oct 2018 CLEPA participates at first exchange of views with the European Commission about European Emission Standards for Light and Heavy Duty Vehicles

On October 24, the European Commission organized a stakeholder event on the future of emission standards for the automotive industry. CLEPA welcomed the opportunity to contribute to evidence gathering and regulatory development on future EU emission standards. It also presented views, experience and position of...
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