Author Archive: EUCAR
ACEA Annual Reception 2023
The automotive industry is moving towards a more sustainable future. The ACEA Annual Reception held on 21 March 2023 at the BELvue Museum in Brussels was the perfect opportunity for industry leaders, EU policymakers, and Members of the European Parliament to discuss the pressing issues and challenges facing the sector.
With over 250 participants in attendance, including high-level representatives from the automotive industry, such as Luca de Meo, the President of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) and CEO of Renault Group, and Martin Lundstedt, the Chairman of the ACEA Commercial Vehicle Board and CEO of Volvo Group, the event was a huge success.
Project in focus: ZEFES
Road freight transport is the backbone of the European economy and essential to the integrated European logistics and transport system. Road transport is by far the most important mode of freight transport, delivering goods across Europe quickly, efficiently, flexibly and cost-effectively. However, it causes negative externalities such as noise, CO2 and particulate matter emissions.
The ZEFES project (Zero emission flexible vehicle platforms with modular powertrains serving the long-haul freight ecosystem) addresses the decarbonisation of long-distance freight transport by demonstrating real-world applications with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs)...
Registration for EUCAD2023 Conference is now open!
The 4th European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (EUCAD2023) will take place in Brussels on 3 and 4 May 2023. It is the only conference in Europe that brings political leaders from the European Commission and Member States together with European and international high-level representatives of industry, academia and road authorities to discuss whether our societies are ready to deploy smart, inclusive and sustainable mobility solutions.
In this event, EUCAR and its partners, together with the European Commission, will take stock of the latest research, policy, and regulatory developments in the field of CCAM while identifying challenges and needs for further actions. It...
More than 400 participants attended the RTR 2023 conference
From 14 to 16 February 2023, ERTRAC, 2Zero, CCAM and the European Commission services organised the Conference on Results from Road Transport Research (RTR) with more than 400 attendees. In this event, stakeholders presented Horizon2020 projects’ results, expected impacts, and next research steps in essential areas for road transport.
In the opening session, Stephan Neugebauer, Director Global Research Cooperation, BMW and ERTRAC & EGVIAfor2Zero Chair, Rosalinde van der Vlies, Director - Clean Planet, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and Torsten KLIMKE, Head of Unit B3, Innovation and Research, European Commission, DG Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE)...
Project in Focus: TranSensus LCA
The kick-off meeting for the TranSensus project took place on 1 February 2023, in Brussels and was attended by over 60 participants. During the event, Stefan Deix, the Director of EUCAR, delivered a keynote speech in which he emphasized the significance and expectations surrounding the TranSensus project and its contributing experts.
The TranSensus LCA project brings together EUCAR members, suppliers, and research organizations to achieve a common understanding of life-cycle assessments in the automotive industry. The project is particularly relevant for analyzing the environmental impact of zero-emission vehicles, such as battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles...
Message from EUCAR Chair 2023
The automotive industry is facing unprecedented key challenges. From the most stringent emissions regulations and shift towards electric vehicles with the aim to reduce emissions and combat climate change, to the need for significant investments in research and development to keep pace with rapidly changing consumer preferences or evolving technologies such as connected cars or automated driving.
However, these are not only challenges. These are also unique opportunities for the European automotive industry to pave the way in developing innovative solutions that will not only benefit of European citizens but will also strengthen our competitiveness.
As an example, digitalisation is...