ACEA
European Automobile Manufacturers Association
Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
FormationFebruary 1, 1991; 32 years ago (1991-02-01)
Legal statusGroupement d'intérêt économique
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
Websitewww.acea.auto

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (French: Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles; abbreviated ACEA) is the main lobbying and standards group of the automobile industry in the European Union. In February 1991 it became the successor of the CCMC manufacturers committee (French: Comité des Constructeurs du Marché Commun) which was founded in October 1972.

Its members include:[1] BMW, DAF, Daimler Truck, Ford of Europe, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai Motor Europe, Iveco, JLR, Mercedes-Benz Group, Nissan, Renault, Toyota Europe, Volkswagen Group and Volvo Group.

On 13 June 2022, Stellantis has announced it would leave the European carmaker association ACEA by the end of 2022 as part of a new approach to addressing issues and challenges of future mobility, including a shift away from traditional lobbying activity.[2]

On 8 July 2022, Volvo Cars announced it will leave the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) by the end of 2022, citing differences between its zero-emission strategy and that of Europe's car lobby group.[3]

One major area of ACEA work including its predecessor associations has been in performance quality classifications for 4-stroke engine oils. That history goes back to 1919 (Bureau Permanent International des Constructeurs d'Automobile – BPICA) that was renamed in 1985 (Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles – OICA). The ACEA has its predecessor in the CCMC (Comité des Constructeurs du Marché Commun) founded in October 1972 by French (Citroën, Peugeot, Renault), German (Mercedes, Volkswagen), Italian (Fiat) and British (BLMC) manufacturers.[4]

The ACEA is studying electric vehicle charging stations and expects that Type 2 Mode 3 connectors also to be used for home charging in the second phase after 2017 while still allowing Mode 2 charging with established plug types that are already available in home environments.

The group also raises awareness of safety technology to improve road safety.[5]

Stellantis and Volvo Cars left ACEA in 2022.[6][7]

Presidents

The presidency had been rotated among French, Italian and German automobile manufacturers.

Research

Collaborative research activities of the automotive manufacturers and other efforts are carried out under the auspices of the European Council for Automotive Research and Development (EUCAR).[29] Together with automotive suppliers, the automotive manufacturers support 30% of all research and development in the European Union.[30]

EUCAR was founded in 1994 and is hosted within ACEA.[31]

See also

References

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