Car industry: GEAR 2030 report shows the way for a competitive and sustainable future

 The High Level Group "GEAR 2030" has issued its report for a globally competitive and sustainably growing automotive sector. Jointly, public and private sector representatives brought together by the European Commission recommend that the car industry invests in clean, zero emissions vehicles and connected and automated driving. Industry Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska welcomed the report: "The car industry is at a turning point. The emissions scandal has seriously damaged its reputation and credibility. Public health and the environment are at stake, societal expectations are changing and global competition is tough. This report is a good basis for a (re)start. I am pleased that it is broadly supported by both government and industry. Clearly we can achieve our goals through close collaboration.” The Commission will now reflect on the recommendations and explore policy options to address them. A number of initiatives are already in the pipeline, such as the upcoming second Mobility Package including tighter CO2 standards, and the initiative for battery development and production in Europe. The car industry plays a pivotal role in the Commission's Industrial Policy Strategy announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union speech. A dedicated news item and the GEAR 2030 reportare available online. On EU action to curb air pollution by cars, see MEMO

 

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