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Green Deal and cars: European Commission chooses haste over prudence – Newsletter Editorial July 2021
Taking the temperature of the automotive industry, I’d say that the word ‘deal’ has lost quite some of its shine. A deal in the political sense typically holds a promise: one of working together...
20 Jul 2021 - Read more
Renewable fuels and electricity make transport climate neutral, not a ban on technology
Commission proposal misses opportunity to promote uptake of renewable fuels to reach climate neutrality in inclusive way  Europe stands to give up on a strategic technology, riskin...
14 Jul 2021 - Read more
ENSEMBLE Project gets ready for live platooning demonstration event
The European project  ENSEMBLE, dedicated to multi-brand truck platooning, has scheduled a demonstration event on 23 September in Spain. A platoon consisting of seven trucks, one from each leadin...
12 Jul 2021 - Read more
Coalition calls for urgent ‘Just transition’ framework for Europe’s automotive workforce
In view of the upcoming publication of the ‘Fit for 55’ package next week—which will set out the regulatory framework to implement the EU’s Green Deal, Climate Law and increased 2030 targets...
07 Jul 2021 - Read more
Green Deal must balance social, environmental and economic objectives and ramifications
High-level representatives from academia, workers associations, mobility-technology industry and government call for a balanced, inclusive Green Deal  Round table provides sneak peek into ne...
06 Jul 2021 - Read more
European Commission adopts new strategic framework on health and safety at work
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how crucial occupational health and safety (OSH) is for protecting workers' health, for the functioning of our society, and for the continuity of critical economic an...
02 Jul 2021 - Read more
Joint open letter on the future of vehicle CO2 standards
A coalition of EU associations from the energy and transport sectors has sent an open letter to the European Commission on the importance of achieving climate-neutrality in road transport through the...
02 Jul 2021 - Read more
France adapts its traffic law to autonomous vehicles
Following the publication of a national strategy for the development of autonomous vehicles in 2018, France has published a decree adopting the provisions of the Highway Code and the Transport Code...
01 Jul 2021 - Read more
Slovenia kicks off the EU Council Presidency with hints on renewable fuels and digital
Slovenia takes over the rotating 6-month Presidency of the EU today, having declared the reinforcement of Union’s resilience capabilities as one of its main priorities. Actioning the lesso...
01 Jul 2021 - Read more
Automotive suppliers welcome objectives of the Data Act and stress the need for sector-specific rules on access to data
The European Commission is gathering views to help shape the new Data Act. This legislative initiative is part of the ‘European strategy for data’—published in 2020—and aims to create a fair...
30 Jun 2021 - Read more
Automotive Employment Footprint Portal provides key view on impact of green mobility transition
CLEPA launches the Automotive Employment Footprint Portal, revealing key data on risks and opportunities for automotive employment Findings of more than 15 recent studies show the magnitu...
30 Jun 2021 - Read more
EU associations call for the swift ratification of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement process
On 28 June 2019, the EU and Mercosur states reached a political agreement for an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive trade agreement. Two years after, a coalition of 12 European business association...
28 Jun 2021 - Read more
DRIVES Project interviews Portuguese Minister for Labour on the importance of education & training for the automotive workforce
Protecting jobs has been a priority for the EU and its Member States. Towards this end, the EU has established strategies and schemes to support the automotive industry in coping with changes in compe...
25 Jun 2021 - Read more
Intelligent speed assistance regulation proposal finalised by the European Commission
The European Commission has adopted the final proposal for the Intelligent speed assistance (ISA) regulation. With important safety benefits, ISA is an advanced safety feature that prevents vehicles...
24 Jun 2021 - Read more
With some floating a technology ban, social ramifications rise up the policy ladder too – Newsletter Editorial June 2021
In the slipstream of headlines like ‘EU mulls death penalty for combustion engine’, Brussels starts eying a social framework to ensure that ‘nobody is left behind’. But why should it take su...
24 Jun 2021 - Read more
Automotive Skills Alliance continues analysing skills needs and regional implementation
The Automotive Skills Alliance continues its work in preparation for the launch of the first pilot projects on re-upskilling the workforce in the mobility sector. The two meetings held this month ha...
23 Jun 2021 - Read more
European Union proposes reform to modernise the World Customs Organisation
The European Union has presented for the first time its initiative for a broad reform of the World Customs Organisation (WCO), the global forum that shapes international standards and common a...
20 Jun 2021 - Read more
170 scientists call on European Commission to take technology-neutral approach to avoid failing climate goals
A group of 170 scientists from universities and research institutes across Europe have called on the European Commission to promote a technology-neutral, transparent, and competitiveness-oriented ap...
18 Jun 2021 - Read more
Two new UN Vehicle Regulations on the protection of pedestrians and cyclists enter into force
Two new United Nations Vehicle Regulations will reduce the number and severity of collisions between vehicles moving off from a stationary position or in reverse manoeuvre at low speed, and pedestri...
18 Jun 2021 - Read more
Climate neutral mobility: Defossilise energy and fuel, don’t ban technology
In the context of media coverage on emerging CO2-reduction targets for cars, says Sigrid de Vries, Secretary General of CLEPA, the association of automotive suppliers: “The steeper the target, wi...
17 Jun 2021 - Read more
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