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European strategy for Clean and efficient vehicles

From economic crisis to a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy

  • The European car industry is slowly recovering from an economic crisis. Clean and energy efficient technologies are an opportunity to recreate and reinvent the position of market leader and technological champion.

  • Green vehicles, including those capable of using electricity, hydrogen, biogas and liquid biofuels in high blends can contribute significantly to the Europe 2020 priorities of promoting a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy.

  • The flagship initiative of ‘Resource-efficient Europe’ spelt out in the Europe 2020 strategy promotes new technologies to modernise and decarbonise the transport sector, including clean and energy-efficient vehicles and thus increases competitiveness.

  • The EU’s global competitors on both the American and Asian continents are investing in research in low-carbon technologies and launching targeted programmes to shift to low-carbon road transport.

Key elements of the strategy:

This strategy aims to provide an appropriate and technology neutral policy framework for clean and energy efficient vehicles. Two tracks are followed simultaneously: promoting clean and energy efficient vehicles based on conventional internal combustion engines and facilitating the deployment of breakthrough technologies in ultra-low-carbon vehicles.

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European Strategy on Clean and Energy-efficient vehicles

On 11 March 2010, the Commission organized a public hearing on the European strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles. By means of this public hearing, the Commission seeked to engage the stakeholders in a stock-taking with respect to clean and energy efficient vehicles and an assessment of future scenarios in terms of technology and market development including the role of the Commission with respect to these developments.

The contributions received through this hearing as well as in writing will play an important role in the drafting of a Commission’s Communication. This Communication will be followed by the concrete actions of the Commission.

Presentations made at the public hearing

ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association) 

CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Suppliers)

EHA (European Hydrogen Association)

eBIO (European Bioethanol Fuel Association)


Going-Electric (European Association for Battery Electric Vehicles)

EUROBAT (European Automotive and Industrial Battery Association)

Better Place Denmark

Transport & Environment

EUCAR (European Council for Automotive R&D

FEMA (Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations) 

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