Iveco Group’s Domenico Nucera to lead Board of Europe’s bus and coach manufacturers

Brussels, 22 January 2024 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has appointed Domenico Nucera, President, Bus Business Unit, Iveco Group, as Chairperson of its bus and coach division.

“The EU has set highly ambitious decarbonisation targets for buses and coaches. Yet, ambition on paper does not match the implementation reality, as Europe lacks equally ambitious enabling conditions,” stated Nucera.

Bus and coach manufacturers are continuously working on cleaner and greener models to help cut road transport CO2 emissions but cannot tackle challenges alone. Public transport and coach operators need to be able to invest in and profitably operate new models. Collaboration with all stakeholders: policymakers, transport operators, electric charging and hydrogen refilling infrastructure providers, and others, is therefore key to rapidly decarbonising heavy-duty transport.

Buses are the most popular means of public transport in the EU, accounting for well over half of all public transport journeys. They have the lowest carbon footprint of any form of motorised transport, simultaneously providing an essential public service while sizeably contributing to decarbonisation,” explained Nucera.

“More than 700,000 buses are on EU roads today, providing mobility for all Europeans. But policy makers should keep their focus on this vital sector’s competitiveness in the face of growing competition from other global regions,” Nucera added.

ACEA’s bus and coach division brings together Europe’s five main bus and coach manufacturers: Daimler Truck, Iveco Group, MAN, Scania, and Volvo Group. Mr Nucera has been elected for a one-year term and takes over from Anna Westerberg, President of Volvo Buses.

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has appointed Domenico Nucera, President, Bus Business Unit, Iveco Group, as Chairperson of its bus and coach division.

Notes for editors

About Domenico Nucera, President, Bus Business Unit, Iveco Group

  • Domenico Nucera has around 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, having worked in the powertrain business since 2003, assuming roles of increasing responsibility
  • In 2017, he became the Director of Powertrain Quality at IVECO, expanding his role to include commercial and speciality vehicles. In 2020, he was named Vice President of Aftermarket Solutions for both Powertrain and Commercial and Specialty Vehicles before becoming President, Bus Business Unit, Iveco Group and a member of the Senior Leadership Team of Iveco Group in 2021
  • Domenico Nucera holds a master’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy

About ACEA

  • The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) represents the 15 major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus makers: BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford of Europe, Honda Motor Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Iveco Group, JLR, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, and Volvo Group
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About the EU automobile industry

  • 12.9 million Europeans work in the automotive sector
  • 8.3% of all manufacturing jobs in the EU
  • €392.2 billion in tax revenue for European governments
  • €101.9 billion trade surplus for the European Union
  • Over 7% of EU GDP generated by the auto industry
  • €59.1 billion in R&D spending annually, 31% of EU total
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