European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)

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Brussels , Belgium

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) is actively and negatively lobbying EU automotive climate policy. ACEA consistently emphasizes economic and competitiveness concerns regarding climate change legislation in the EU and, throughout 2015-17, has continuously opposed ambitious EU GHG emissions standards for the automotive sector. ACEA asked the European Commission in 2015 to postpone a 2025 automotive emissions target until 2030 and, in 2016, also pushed to delay new CO2 targets until 2020. In 2017, ACEA has advocated for a weaker than proposed GHG emission target of 20% for light duty vehicles by 2030, opposed a proposed interim 2025 targets and pushing for a “mid-term review” where the 2030 targets could be renegotiated, depending on market conditions. ACEA has also opposed the introduction of fuel economy and GHG emissions standards for heavy duty vehicles in an EU consultation response in 2016 , having previously played down the impact of their emissions. ACEA has supported a 'technology neutral' approach to emissions reductions for the automotive sector, supporting certain measures to aid some electrification of transportation in 2015-17. However, also between 2016 and 2017, ACEA has vocally opposed a mandate for electric vehicles, stressing concerns around consumer acceptance, whilst reportedly lobbying to weaken conditions for the proposed EU ZEV mandate.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance 0 NS NA -1 NS NS NA NA
Need for climate regulations NA NS NA -2 NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NA NS -1 0 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA 2
Carbon Tax 0 NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Emissions Trading NS -1 NA -1 NS NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS NA -1 NS NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS -2 NA -1 NS -2 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix 0 -1 NA 0 -1 0 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -1 -1 NA -1 -1 0 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 2 NS NA NA NA NA NA 1