Transition of the mobility ecosystem: auto sector action plan
In January 2022, the European Commission published its vision for the transition of the mobility ecosystem. This document includes a range of scenarios for transforming the automotive, rail and shipping industries – encouraging synergies between these sectors.
In response, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs (CECRA) and the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) have published their ‘10-point action plan for a resilient, innovative, sustainable and digital mobility ecosystem’.
Employees and consumers should be at the heart of the transformation of the automotive sector, the associations argue. The environmental and digital implications of the Green Deal should be key pillars of the transition pathway, not forgetting recent supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine.
10-point action plan
- Develop a supply chain resilience strategy
- Create a government-automotive stakeholder forum
- Boost EU competition policy in line with national measures
- Ensure pragmatic energy policy, built on a combination of energy carriers
- Guarantee security of supply, keeping in mind new dependencies from electrification
- Keep a technology-open approach, allowing all low- and net-carbon solutions to compete
- Support demand-side measures for vehicle and tyre renewal
- Expedite regulatory work on the digitalisation of transport
- Support a sectoral Skills Pact with concrete measures as well as funding
- Ensure innovation-focused public procurement in transport
Specific recommendations for auto sector
- Manage the technological transition to zero and carbon-neutral mobility
- Keep mobility affordable, especially considering growing energy, materials and fuel costs
- Manage the structural change in automotive regions
- Provide a specific pathway for the transformation of the labour force
Employees and consumers should be at the heart of the transformation of the automotive sector.