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R&D investment continues to grow despite inflation and the rise in energy and material costs, reveals latest CLEPA Pulse Check
Automotive suppliers are proactively responding to supply chain disruptions and chip shortages, but cost pressures continue to prevent a full recovery post COVID-19 New investments in R&D...
17 Mar 2022 - Read more
New UN Regulation harmonises identification and snow performance of studded tyres 
High-quality winter tyres are indispensable for driving safely on snowy or icy roads. Requirements vary from country to country, but usually winter tyre are those identified with special markings...
10 Mar 2022 - Read more
Industry coalition urges the EU institutions to continue to make EU trade agreements a priority
The undersigned European associations, as key European industry stakeholders, urge the EU institutions to continue to make EU trade agreements a priority, opening new markets for trade and investment...
08 Mar 2022 - Read more
Russia-Ukraine: Crisis poses great risk to global supply chains
The brutal Russian incursion into Ukraine signifies a dramatic shift after decades of stability, violating fundamental principles of democracy and rule of law, with severe ramifications for millions o...
04 Mar 2022 - Read more
CLEPA joins 11 other industries asking the Commission to carefully assess the impact of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism on downstream industries
We, the signatories, representing a wide range of EU manufacturing industries (technology and engineering, automobile, home appliances, catering equipment, refrigerators, HVAC equipment) are convinced...
24 Feb 2022 - Read more
The Data Act proposal is a good first step in promoting a level playing field, but should be complemented by sector-specific legislation
The European Commission published yesterday its proposal for a Data Act, a regulation which aims at facilitating B2B data sharing to open new opportunities for innovation and competition in the digita...
24 Feb 2022 - Read more
Applications for the 2022 CLEPA Innovation Awards open next week!
The mobility-technology industry is one of the most innovative in the EU, with the auto sector responsible for 30% of private sector investment in R&D. With the aim to support and recognise the ou...
18 Feb 2022 - Read more
CLEPA discussed access to in-vehicle data at High-Level Meeting on Connected and Automated Driving
As of 2022, there are approximately 52 million connected vehicles in Europe. Looking at the overall potential of data monetisation in the mobility ecosystem, the French Presidency of the Council org...
17 Feb 2022 - Read more
CLEPA among the signatories of the joint declaration to foster cooperation between African and European automotive associations
Industrial cooperation between Europe and Africa in the mobility sector is strengthened. African and European automotive associations taking part at this year’s EU-Africa Business Forum have virtual...
17 Feb 2022 - Read more
Fit for 55 | After the summer enthusiasm, prudence seems to be gaining ground – Newsletter Editorial February 2022
Something seems to have shifted in the past few months. The enthusiasm triggered last summer by the European Commission’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal on CO2 standards has been somewhat replaced by p...
16 Feb 2022 - Read more
Automotive Skills Alliance kicks off 2022 with the launch of a new publication and a fruitful stakeholder meeting
The Automotive Skills Alliance (ASA) started the new year by launching the first edition of the ASA Newsflash, the partners' online publication containing information and insights on upskilling and re...
11 Feb 2022 - Read more
European Commission’s Industrial R&D Scoreboard ranks automotive as top sector investing in innovation 
 The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has recently released the 2021 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. This yearly publication looks at the 2,500 companies investing the large...
09 Feb 2022 - Read more
UN to strengthen and extend use of Advanced Emergency Braking System for trucks and coaches  
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has recently announced that the revision of the Regulation 131 on the use of Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) for trucks and coaches...
08 Feb 2022 - Read more
European Commission to launch first EU type-approval regulation for the safety assessment of Automated Vehicles
The ad-hoc group on “automated and connected vehicles” of the European Commission is finalising the first type-approval regulation for the safety assessment of Automated Vehicles that will allow m...
06 Feb 2022 - Read more
EU ENSEMBLE Project comes to an end with a final event on 17 March  
The ENSEMBLE Project is part of the European Commission’s Horizon2020 programme. Established in 2018, the main goal of this EU-funded project has been paving the way towards the implementation of mu...
02 Feb 2022 - Read more
Global production shortfall of nearly 10 million vehicles in 2021 highlights urgent need for EU Chips Act
Speed is of essence for an EU comprehensive semiconductor investment plan, as other regions move ahead.  CLEPA publishes a policy guide with concrete actions to ensure the success of the...
02 Feb 2022 - Read more
CLEPA Sector Paper – Keys to a successful implementation of the EU’s sustainable financial taxonomy
Executive Summary The EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy is intended to direct financing to sustainable activities. The delegated act on sustainable activities for climate change adaptation and mitiga...
27 Jan 2022 - Read more
Vehicle emission targets will set the future course of the mobility transition
The Green Deal will continue to dominate the legislative agenda, as policymakers search for the majorities needed to turn last year’s proposals into law. The transition towards carbon-neutrality...
27 Jan 2022 - Read more
The Transformation Continues | A Look Ahead to 2022 – January’s Editorial by CLEPA President
In many ways, this New Year will set the tone for the global economy “post-COVID”. We are seeing significant changes as we transition away from our dependency on fossil fuels, deal with the long...
26 Jan 2022 - Read more
Joint Industry Position Paper on the Batteries Regulation
The industrial associations covering different aspects of the battery value chain, from raw materials supply to battery manufacturing, users of batteries, and recyclers express their concern about key...
25 Jan 2022 - Read more
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