About ACEA

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, or ACEA, unites Europe’s 15 major car, truck, van and bus makers.

We are the voice of the auto industry: a technological world leader and the backbone of the EU economy. Our members keep Europe on the move, providing diverse solutions for moving people and goods from A to B.

Together, we are progressing on the road to zero-emission and zero-fatality transport. We are addressing major technology shifts and the changing mobility needs of Europeans.

ACEA is working towards a new era of mobility, where all Europeans can access affordable transport solutions that are:

Our aim is to drive Europe’s mobility transformation – while at the same time ensuring that the auto industry remains a strong Global & Competitive player.

What we do

ACEA acts as one with common industry positions that also reflect the overarching interests of European citizens, transport users and operators, and auto industry workers.

We bring our collective expertise to policy makers, sharing a wealth of factual information to enable well-informed decisions.

We foster a societal debate around mobility, and are open to working with all interested parties to advance the common aim of clean, smart and safe mobility.


The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association was founded in 1991 under the French name l’Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobiles, which explains the widely used and recognised acronym still in use today: ACEA.

Three decades ago, its founding members were: BMW, DAF, Daimler-Benz, FIAT, Ford, General Motors Europe, MAN, Porsche, Renault, Rolls Royce, Rover, Saab-Scania, Volkswagen, Volvo Car and AB Volvo.

In more recent years, ACEA also opened its doors to non-European manufacturers with significant production and research facilities in the EU.

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