Why we should shape the future, not regulate the past
Luca de Meo, ACEA President and CEO of Renault Group, wrote to the leaders of the European institutions, calling for an ambitious and structured industrial policy, as well as a consistent and holistic regulatory approach to help deal with the current automotive industry challenges.
With the transition to zero-emission mobility, the automotive industry is at a turning point. European policy makers have set the trajectory, and the industry is determined to deliver.
The automotive industry is an economic powerhouse for Europe and is leading the transition towards zero-emission mobility. Recent trends however show that it has been gradually losing ground to its main global competitors. Policy makers’ response to the challenges facing the industry is of paramount importance.
Recent legislative proposals such as Euro 7 show that Europe’s approach is to regulate the way to zero-emissions, while other regions are incentivising the way. The auto industry is urgently calling for an ambitious and structured automotive industrial policy, to rival those of other world regions – while safeguarding and promoting free trade across the globe.
“What we are asking for today, is a strategic approach, an open vision, time and, above all, the opportunity to partner and bring the voice of the auto industry into the debate. What we are offering, is our determination to achieve the objectives we are given, transparency, and a facts-based approach, in addition to the daily work of millions of people,” the letter concludes.
The auto industry is urgently calling for an ambitious and structured automotive industrial policy, to rival those of other world regions – while safeguarding and promoting free trade across the globe.