Latest news

Balancing ambition and reality in the Mobility Transition: Enabling conditions crucial for success – Newsletter Editorial February 2023
The adoption of the proposed revision of the CO2 standards for heavy duty vehicles (HDVs) opens one of the last high profile public debates for the auto industry in this legislative period. The Comm...
23 February 2023 - Read more
Independent Service Providers call for a swift adoption of sector-specific legislation on access to in-vehicle data
Brussels, 20 February - Independent Service Providers (ISPs) call for a swift adoption of a sector-specific legislation on access to in-vehicle data, functions & resources, refuting ACEA’s call...
21 February 2023 - Read more
Automotive suppliers call for an urgent recognition of production of EV components in the EU Taxonomy regulation
• Unclear definitions in the delegated act are risking the green mobility transformation • European Commission's Platform on Sustainable Finance looking at green finance of  technology industr...
17 February 2023 - Read more
CLEPA DATA DIGEST #6 – Nearly half of vehicles produced in the EU expected to be electrified in 2023
Edition #6 – DATA DIGEST is CLEPA’s monthly publication shedding light on the health and resilience of the European automotive supply industry through latest facts and figures Nearly half of vehi...
15 February 2023 - Read more
CO2 standards for HDVs: Intermediate targets require massive deployment of charging and refuelling infrastructure
• The 2030 and 2035 targets set by the Commission are extremely ambitious • The 2040 target allows for tech diversity, but enabling conditions remain uncertain Brussels, 14 February – The Eu...
14 February 2023 - Read more
Industry calls for holistic approach to decarbonising heavy-duty sector
Joint Statement CLEPA - ACEA European commercial vehicle manufacturers (ACEA) and suppliers (CLEPA) are fully committed to swiftly cutting road transport CO2 and exhaust pollutant emissions and mov...
09 February 2023 - Read more
New CLEPA position paper calls for a swift introduction of legislation on access to in-vehicle data and resources
• Competition in the EU mobility data space is currently at risk • A sector-specific proposal is essential by Q2 2023 to allow scrutiny by co-legislators within this parliamentary term Brussel...
08 February 2023 - Read more
Automotive suppliers urge EU institutions to prioritise the adoption of the Chips Act and ensure swift trilogue negotiations
• Shortage of nodes particularly used in automotive can continue beyond 2025 • Automotive demand for chips likely to increase threefold until 2030 • Continued uncertainty about the commitmen...
07 February 2023 - Read more
Joint statement of the EU industry: CO₂ Regulation for Heavy-Duty Vehicles should recognise decarbonisation potential of sustainable and renewable fuels
More than 100 industry organisations and 93 scientists have signed a joint statement calling for CO₂ Regulation for Heavy-Duty Vehicles to recognise decarbonisation potential of sustainable and re...
06 February 2023 - Read more
Outlook 2023: Investment support will be key for a successful mobility transition – January Editorial by CLEPA President, Thorsten Muschal
The last few years have been challenging for the automotive sector, which has to manage the green and digital transition, despite the impact of the pandemic, the devastating war in Ukraine, supply c...
26 January 2023 - Read more
The Independent Service Providers urge the EU Commission to end the delay on access to in-vehicle data legislation
A vast majority of the automotive and mobility services ecosystem together with consumers urge the European Commission to urgently propose an effective sector-specific legislation on access to in-ve...
24 January 2023 - Read more
Joint statement of the business community: more harmonisation and realism are needed in the EU due diligence proposal (CS3D)
• The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive should not undermine the EU’s role in global supply chains and investment • Business organisations have gathered valuable recommendation...
19 January 2023 - Read more
CLEPA DATA DIGEST #5 – Third quarter of 2022 marks growth: A little breather, but climb remains steep
Edition #5 – DATA DIGEST is CLEPA’s monthly publication shedding light on the health and resilience of the European automotive supply industry through latest facts and figures What you will find...
20 December 2022 - Read more
With unprecedented challenges, EU support for the mobility transition is urgently needed | Newsletter Editorial December 2022
As this challenging year comes to a close, it is a good moment to take stock on where we are and what comes next.   Only a few formal steps remain for the EU to finalise the decision on the path...
15 December 2022 - Read more
Crunch time for EU Member States to agree on energy price cap and industrial competitiveness
EU heads of state did not manage to agree on the details of a gas price cap during this week’s summit, pushing a potential decision to the meeting of Energy Ministers on Monday. The ongoing debate i...
13 December 2022 - Read more
EU Project IRISS on sustainable materials hosted special 3-day programme
The IRISS General Assembly took place in Villa Aske, close to Stockholm. The partners met in person for the first time and discussed the project progress and exchanged with representatives from connec...
10 December 2022 - Read more
New UN working group on carbon life-cycle emissions elects CLEPA as co-Secretary
The first session of the recently created United Nation’s working group on carbon life-cycle emissions took place in Okinawa, Japan from 18 to 26 October, and the second session was online on the 6...
08 December 2022 - Read more
US purchase incentives for electric vehicles hindering EU competitiveness
The EU and United States established a dedicated task force to discuss provisions in the US’s Inflation Reduction Act (US-IRA) that exclude EU-manufactured green goods from subsidies, including elec...
06 December 2022 - Read more
UNECE: Two new regulations to improve safety of vulnerable road users
The limited ability of drivers to see correctly pedestrians in close proximity of their vehicle is a key cause of accidents, both for light duty, and for heavy duty vehicles. Two new UN regulations ad...
04 December 2022 - Read more
EU Critical Raw Materials Act should avoid extreme dependencies and improve conditions for investment  
The European Commission plans to present a proposal for a Critical Raw Materials Act before the end of March 2023. This initiative is crucial in setting important conditions for automotive suppliers t...
02 December 2022 - Read more
The Automotive Skills Alliance and European Battery Alliance Academy join forces to foster the upskilling of the automotive workforce
A Memorandum of Understanding between the Automotive Skills Alliance (ASA) and European Battery Alliance Academy (EBAA) was signed on 21 November in Brussels. The new partnership aims to create a sing...
25 November 2022 - Read more
Automotive suppliers interviewed by Politico on fair access to EU taxonomy
Politico Europe has recently raised the issue of fair access to the EU Taxonomy for automotive suppliers.  In an article published in November, the Brussels-based policy outlet interviewed CEOs fr...
22 November 2022 - Read more
CLEPA DATA DIGEST #4 – Electrification reshaping the automotive supply industry
Edition #4 – DATA DIGEST is CLEPA’s monthly publication shedding light on the health and resilience of the European automotive supply industry through latest facts and figures W...
22 November 2022 - Read more
TRA2022: CLEPA took part in the key event on R&I work in the transport sector in Lisbon
The latest in the series of biannual Transport Research Arena (TRA) conferences, the largest European research and technology conference was held 14-17 November in Lisbon, covering all road, rail and...
18 November 2022 - Read more
United Nations WP.29 looks at new assessments during Periodical Technical Inspection
The UN World Forum for the Harmonization of Regulations WP.29 hosted its 188th session on 14-16 November in Geneva, with a special focus on the ‘Framework document on vehicle whole-life compliance...
16 November 2022 - Read more
  • By Topics

  • Reset