Organisation Name
European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Policy and Mix
Data Source
Legislative Consultations
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-0.52

InfluenceMap has researched and collated the following pieces of evidence associated with the data source and query indicated above. Extraordinary information is indicated by a coloured flag in the upper right corner. Evidence items in order of data inputted with exceptional items first.

 

Mixed on measures to transition the energy mix

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Not supporting minimum targets for ZEVs but supporting other incentives to encourage ZEV uptake (Consultation on the revision of CO2 emission performance standards for light duty vehicles, October 2016)

Extract from Source:

(In your view, how important are the following objectives for future LDV CO2 legislation? [...] Promoting the market uptake of low-emission and zero-emission vehicles) No response [...] (Should there be a mechanism in the CO2 legislation toencourage the deployment of low- and zero-emissions vehicles?) Yes (Should manufacturers be required to produce and sell a minimum proportion of low- and zero emission vehicles?) No (Should other types of incentives be put in place for low and zero-emission vehicles (instead of requirement to produce and sell a minimum proportion of low- and zero emission vehicles)? Yes

Created: 19/05/2017 Last edited: 19/05/2017

 

Mixed support for  measures to transition the energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting Co2 related taxation to drive the move to less pollution vehicles, but with some exceptions (ACEA, comments on long term EU GHG emission strategy, September 2018)

Extract from Source:

A CO2-related taxation creates consumer demand for fuel-efficient vehicles. Currently, a number of EU member states have introduced, in their taxation systems, elements based on the car’s CO2 emissions and/or fuel consumption and more countries will follow. Yet, the current systems differ greatly across the EU and therefore fail to send clear market signals. Manufacturers face a fragmented EU market and are unable to exploit economies of scale. The European car manufacturers advocate harmonised taxation of cars in the EU. Taxation should neither favour nor discriminate a specific technology, and every gramme CO2 should be taxed the same.

Created: 13/03/2019 Last edited: 13/03/2019

 

Not supporting measures to transition the energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Not supporting EU Commission concept of "modal shift" to drive transition in transport sector (ACEA, comments on long term EU GHG emission strategy, September 2018)

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There is still a continuous reference to “modal shift” in EU documents, projects and initiatives. The wrong belief that some modes are by default better from an environmental point of view than others is at the origin of such a “modal shift” approach [...] A forced modal shift policy based on traffic restrictions and increased costs for individual transport will lead to a high loss of welfare without the expected benefits for mobility and quality of life. [...] We firmly believe that the debate of how to approach transport GHG emissions has to avoid addressing policies on the basis of “modes of transport” but on the basis of “efficient transport”. Contrary to a wide spread belief, modal shift is suitable from an environmental point of view in some very specific cases, but it is neither possible nor suitable in the majority of the traffic flows

Created: 13/03/2019 Last edited: 13/03/2019

 

Supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

ACEA supports the continuing usage of petrol and diesel as the main sources of energy in road transportation vehicles. (Position Paper on Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions, Sept 2018)

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The internal combustion engine will remain the dominant source of power in the coming decades ...The same goes for conventional fuels. ...the costs to further reduce CO2 emissions will be even higher in the future...electric battery power and hydrogen have the potential to be the long-term solution for mobility...While electric and hydrogen vehicles do not emit tailpipe emissions, it is important to also consider the Well-to-Wheel impact. 

Created: 14/03/2019 Last edited: 14/03/2019

 

Not supporting measures to transition the energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Suggesting that electric and hydrogen might be long-term solutions. However  stressing the importance of cost-effectiveness, suggesting that ICE vehicles will remain dominant due to the high cost of alternatives (ACEA, comments on long term EU GHG emission strategy, September 2018)

Extract from Source:

 The transport sector accounts for roughly a quarter of total CO2 emissions from fuel combustion, but absolute CO2 emissions should not be the primary basis for selecting abatement measures in an economy. Cost-effectiveness is the most important factor.  The internal combustion engine will remain the dominant source of power in the coming decades, in part due to the high cost of alternatives.  [...] Both electric battery power and hydrogen have the potential to be the long-term solution for mobility. Significant progress has been made over the last few years, however more breakthrough development is needed to bring the cost of technologies further down. [...] ACEA believes that at this point none of the options should be discarded, and that no “winners” should be prematurely selected.

Created: 13/03/2019 Last edited: 13/03/2019