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New technologies are now available which can dramatically improve vehicle safety or reduce CO2 emissions. The new "Car Safety Package" proposal foresees ...
Proposed regulation to reduce CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles - briefing
The European Commission has proposed legislation to reduce the average CO 2 emissions of light commercial vehicles (vans) to 175 grams per kilometre. The ...
ECAR renews call for EC "Repairs Clause"
The European Campaign for the Freedom of the Automotive Parts and Repair Market (ECAR) has written to the EU Czech Presidency to express its strong support for ...
Competition in the EU car sector - what's new
112 eCall: automated emergency call for road accidents mandatory in cars from 2015
The European Commission has adopted two proposals to ensure that, by October 2015, cars will automatically call emergency services in case of a serious crash. ...
Global auto manufacturers call for resolution of WTO impasse
The EU, US, Japanese and Korean automobile manufacturers have joined forces to express their concerns about the impending blockage of the decision-making ...
New labelling for European tyres to save energy
A new tyre labelling scheme for car and trucks, provisionally agreed Wednesday by EU institutions, aims to increase consumer awareness and fuel savings, ...
Car emissions tests too vague, 'Dieselgate' enquiry told
EU car emission rules had lacked clarity, said Guenter Verheugen, EU Industry Commissioner from 2004 to 2010, as he appeared before the European Parliament's ...
The European Commission has published a six-monthly car price report since 1992. Since May 2007, the report has been published once a year. This initiative was ...
EU seals bad deal to limit climate impact of cars
Negotiators from the European Parliament, the Lithuanian EU presidency and the European Commission agreed today to further dilute the EU’s carbon emission ...
New vehicle safety rules: auto industry reacts to European Parliament vote
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) takes note of the European Parliament's vote on the revision of the General Safety Regulation, which ...
New truck CO2 targets: manufacturers urge EU member states to act swiftly
The leaders of Europe's truck industry are calling on EU member states to act swiftly when it comes to deciding on legislation fixing the region’s first-ever ...
EU market for electric cars highly fragmented, new data shows as Commission finalises CO2 proposal
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data demonstrating the correlation between the market uptake of ...
Motor vehicles generate EUR 413 billion in taxes for EU-15, new data shows
The latest data shows that taxation on motor vehicles in the EU-15 is worth EUR 413 billion annually - about three times the total budget of the European ...
CARS 21 High Level Group on the Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth of the Automotive Industry in the European Union - Final Report 2012
The Cars 21 report sets out a complete vision for the automotive industry in 2020 providing recommendations for rapid progress on important subjects such as ...
EU-US automobile trade and production in context
In the margins of the Geneva motor show, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) reacts to recent discussions on possible tariffs on EU car ...
EU fines car parts, car carrier cartels EUR 546m
The EU Commission fined Wednesday seven car supplying companies - shippers and suppliers of spark plug and braking systems - a total of EUR 546 million for ...
Noise emissions of motor vehicles
The European Parliament on 2 April voted to tighten noise limits for cars to protect public health. The new law informally agreed with EU ministers requires ...
Dieselgate: MEPs tighten EU car 'type approval' rules
The EU Parliament's Internal Market committee amended EU car 'type approval' rules Thursday, in a drive to prevent a recurrence of the VW emissions scandal and ...
European driving licence
An estimated 60% of the Union’s population holds a valid driving licence, meaning 300 million citizens. Improving road safety is one of the main objectives of ...
Commission defines framework conditions for deploying 'clean and energy efficient vehicles'
The Communication on Clean and Energy Efficient Vehicles, published today by the European Commission in Brussels, identifies the essential framework conditions ...
MEPs bend but do not break under car lobby pressure
Members of the European Parliament's environment committee have voted in favour of long-term targets to improve car fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions ...
Europe to set first-ever CO2 emission reduction targets for trucks
The EU is set to reduce CO2 emissions of lorries, following a provisional deal between MEPs and the EU Council on new rules which set binding CO2 emission ...
Brexit is a key factor behind crisis facing British car manufacturing
Christian Stadler, professor of strategic management at Warwick Business School, is the author of 'Enduring Success: What Can We Learn from the History of ...
Truck makers react to final CO2 deal setting first-ever EU standards for heavy-duty vehicles
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) takes note of the final deal on the regulation setting standards for CO2 emissions from heavy-duty ...
EU aims for safer electric cars
The European Commission proposed today to ensure that electric cars placed on the European market are safe and that consumers are protected against direct ...
Brussels fines car battery recycling cartel EUR 68m
The European Commission fined Campine, Eco-Bat Technologies and Recylex a total of EUR 68 million Thursday for fixing prices for purchasing scrap automotive ...
Japan/EU free trade agreement: a 'one-way street' for EU automobile industry
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) takes note of the European Council's decision today to give the green light to the European ...
Briefing Paper: The EU's response to the "dieselgate" scandal
The question of discrepancies between laboratory figures and vehicle emissions on the road was brought into sharp focus with the discovery of the manipulation ...
EU vehicle emissions laws improved since Dieselgate, but challenges remain: auditors
EU laws on vehicle emissions have been improved since the Dieselgate scandal, but challenges remain, according to a new Briefing Paper from the European Court ...
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