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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] CLEPA partners up with the LIBERTY project to drive innovation in efficiency and safety for the future of electric car batteries. The LIBERTY project aims to design an electric vehicle battery that offers 500 km of range before ultra-fast...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The envisaged early review of the CO2-emission targets for cars and trucks for 2030 confronts the European Commission with an uncomfortable dilemma. The review offers a compelling opportunity to increase the efficiency of the available regulatory levers, allowing...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] CLEPA will be participating at the next event organised by the Forum Mobility & Society, which will cover the main aspects of the Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy, presented by the European Commission. The strategy puts in place key milestones for...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Profitability expected to stabilise on back of growing order intake  Sentiment positive despite hindrances in supply of semiconductors and other critical materials  Nine out of ten suppliers are reviewing and adapting product portfolio  Automotive suppliers have become significantly more optimistic with their outlook on 2021, with 38% of surveyed suppliers showing positive...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The European Commission adopted the first strategic plan for Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme worth €95.5 billion in current prices. The strategic plan is a novelty in Horizon Europe and sets the strategic orientations for the targeting...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]On 12 March, the Commission held a high-level meeting under the European Battery Alliance. Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioners Thierry Breton, Nicolas Schmit and Elisa Ferreira, as well as the European Investment Bank Vice-Presidents Ambroise Fayolle and Thomas Östros took part in the event...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The EU Digital Day 2021 will take place on 19 March as a virtual event, organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Portuguese Presidency.  Digital Day 2021 will bring together Member States to discuss current and future challenges of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The European Commission published a communication on “Europe’s Digital Decade”. This initiative is a response to the European Council’s call for a “Digital Compass” and builds on the Commission’s digital strategy of February 2020. It proposes to agree...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Although the €226 billion European aftermarket auto parts business is profitable and growing, market trends and vehicle architecture changes will transform the industry significantly over the next decade. These trends dictate that competitors will need to begin starting...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The automotive aftermarket is becoming an increasingly complex business challenged by new powertrain technologies, advanced driver assistance systems, new ownership models and a highly consolidating market environment. The upcoming legislation on access to data needs to ensure...