EUCAR Positions

EUCAR position on proposed accounting changes for Horizon Europe

Brussels, 9 February 2021 – The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, welcomes the efforts made by the European Commission (EC) to address the administrative burdens in financial cost reporting within Horizon Europe projects. This paper sets out EUCAR’s assessment of the proposed accounting changes for Horizon Europe. As EUCAR, we believe that Horizon Europe should boost Europe’s growth, employment and competitiveness while addressing the twin challenge of the green and digital transition. The use of common financial accounting procedures from industry, and the reduction of...
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EUCAR Perspective on Commercial Vehicles

Commercial vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, and they fulfil a wide range of functions within our society. Trucks and vans provide an efficient door-to-door mode of transport linking producers, businesses and consumers. With the ambition to achieve a climate-neutral continent by 2050, we need a major societal transformation. This change will impact the whole ecosystem (i.e., citizens, businesses, technologies, and end-users) and demand reinventing the transport and mobility solutions for the decades to come. A systemic approach for mobility and the energy sector, with efficient, feasible and cost-effective renewable energy carriers and their sustainable production at economies of...
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European Council finalises its position on Horizon Europe

On Tuesday 29 September 2020, the EU Research Ministers adopted the European Council’s position on Horizon Europe, the EU framework programme for research and innovation for this decade. This agreement is an important step forward towards final adoption of Horizon Europe. EUCAR Director, Stefan Deix, said: “This is highly relevant for us all. We need an effective framework to leverage investments. 60% of Horizon Europe should be dedicated to global challenges and industrial competitiveness. We need to prioritise climate, energy and mobility, together with the digitalisation of our industry.” Let’s shape Horizon Europe...
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LCA in WTT and WTW: review and recommendations

LCA in WTT and WTW: review and recommendations Attributional and consequential LCA: Methodology overview, assessment and recommendations focusing on the JEC Well-to-Tank and Well-to-Wheel reports   JEC (JRC-EUCAR-CONCAWE) is a long-standing collaboration between the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, EUCAR and CONCAWE, in order to evaluate the energy use and GHG emissions related to engine and vehicle technologies, fuel qualities, and the interaction between them. The reference work in this collaboration is the Well-to-Wheels study, assessing the energy use and GHG emissions of road fuel and powertrain configurations in Europe today and in 2030. Currently, an update on...
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Battery requirements for future automotive applications

EUCAR is committed to supporting the targets of the 2015 Paris climate change conference, COP 21. The highest priority is to mitigate the impacts of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve these goals EUCAR is committed to developing and providing sustainable powertrain technologies that contribute to an enhanced quality of life of the EU citizens. The EUCAR experts from the members companies identified and formulated research needs for future batteries, improving the performance and efficiency of xEVs while ensuring the industrial and economic feasibility. Battery Requirements 2030 (Version 2019) The purpose of this document is to provide an automotive...
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EUCAR Perspective on Future Sustainable Propulsion

Key Statements for Sustainable Propulsion. EUCAR is committed to supporting the targets of the 2015 Paris climate change conference, COP 21.  →Our highest priority is to mitigate the impacts of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. EUCAR is committed to developing and providing sustainable powertrain technologies that contribute to an enhanced quality of life of the EU citizens.  →We reduce direct and indirect pollutant emissions from road transport, starting with urban areas. EUCAR strives to develop powertrain technologies that will advance the technological competitiveness of the European automotive industry and maintain its position as a significant employer...
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