EUCAR Positions

EUCAR Perspective on Horizon Europe midterm review and outlook towards FP 10

EUCAR calls for an ambitious and industry-relevant next framework programme (FP10) to strengthen the EU economy and businesses while prioritising research and innovation for society's benefit. Bold leadership is needed to reshape the next framework programme to industrial needs while aligning stakeholders behind a common purpose. Agile and flexible tools should facilitate R&I actions in a quickly adapting, globally competitive market. European technology sovereignty needs investments from public and private to keep expertise in Europe and thus strengthen the competitiveness of EU manufacturing, jobs and the economy. To that end, the automotive industry is investing more than 60...
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EUCAR Perspective on Sustainable Mobility

EUCAR is fully committed to achieving the Green Deal target of a climate-neutral continent by 2050. Our highest priority is to mitigate the impacts of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our products and operations. We develop sustainable mobility solutions, by means of energy and resource-efficient technologies that are carbon-neutral over the entire life cycle and contribute to an enhanced quality of life for European citizens. We develop processes that contribute to a circular economy while reducing the environmental footprint along the value chain. We constantly innovate mobility solutions and specifically the propulsion systems using today’s and...
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EUCAR Perspective on Digitalisation of Road Transport

EUCAR is fully committed to achieving safer, cleaner, smarter and more efficient transport solutions. Digitalisation of Road Transport and its technologies will play a vital role in it: Supporting the Vision Zero targets set for 2050 by decreasing the number of road fatalities and accidents. Further reducing transport emissions and congestion, while ensuring inclusive mobility in particular for the elderly and people with disabilities. Enabling new mobility concepts shifting design and development from driver-centred to mobility-user-centred. The innovations through the Digitalisation of Road Transport will have a remarkable economic impact ensuring jobs and growth. We...
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Launch of 11 co-programmed partnerships at European R&I Days

In the 3rd edition of European R&I Days, 23 and 24 June 2021, the EU launched 11 co-programmed European Partnerships. This highly anticipated session featured a signature ceremony of the Memoranda of Understanding with messages from EC Commissioners for innovation, energy, mobility, competition, internal market, foresight and the green deal (see press release).  The Partnerships will tackle global challenges such as climate change, mobility and digital transformation. EUCAR’s ambition as a partner in Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM), Towards zero-emission road transport (2ZERO), and Industrial Battery Value Chain (Batt4EU) is driving R&I cooperation to...
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Horizon Europe work programmes published by the European Commission

On 16 June 2021, the EC adopted the work programmes of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022. These investments are meant to accelerate the green and digital transitions and support the swift recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. EUCAR’s ambition is to contribute to achieving a climate-neutral continent and leveraging digitalisation in transport. We support and welcome the finalisation of the work programme 2021-2022, specifically for European Partnerships relevant to the transport sector. We reach a significant milestone and start preparing research and innovation projects with industrial relevant results. The first calls for proposals will open on the Commission's Funding and...
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2Zero is becoming reality

With our joint ambition to reach a climate-neutral continent by 2050, we drive the transition towards using more and more renewable energy for mobility. EUCAR members reinvent mobility solutions for the decades to come, increasing the number of zero- and low-emission vehicles on European roads with a systemic approach. We support this transition by establishing European Partnerships in Horizon Europe: the main goal of the “Towards zero-emission road transport – (2Zero)” Partnership is to advance technologies and solutions for zero-emission road transport. On 19 May 2021, the 2Zero partnership was presented in an event organised by the European Green Vehicle Initiative Association...
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