On 18 October, the European Commission’s GEAR2030 process issued its final report and outlook for the future of the automotive sector. The report is welcomed by FIA Region I, but it is clear that actions are now urgently needed to prepare motorists, and the entire automotive sector, for the major changes expected in the coming years.
Laurianne Krid, FIA Region I Director General, said: “GEAR2030 has developed a reasonable outlook for the future of the automobile. However, it also definitively shows that Europe must act urgently to safeguard mobility for the future. In the short term, this means setting clear rules surrounding access to car data and it must lead to ambitious measures to reduce emissions from vehicles. GEAR2030 should also stand out as a turning point in the emissions scandal and see that all stakeholders, including car makers, take the necessary steps to restore consumer trust in the sector.”
In 2015, the European Commission invited numerous stakeholders including FIA Region I, Member States, industry bodies and civil society groups to take part in a process to map out the future of the automotive sector until 2030, with the aim of also setting out the required actions needed to help shape the sector over the coming years.
GEAR2030 has given mobility stakeholders a period of intensive debate and discussion surrounding some of the major developments already taking place such as advances with electric vehicles, digitalisation and automation.
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About FIA Region I
The FIA Region I office, based in Brussels, is a consumer body representing 114 Mobility Clubs and their 37 million members from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The FIA represents the interest of these members as motorists, public transport users, pedestrians and tourists. The FIA’s primary goal is to secure a mobility that is safe, affordable, sustainable and efficient. With these aims in mind, the FIA Region I work focuses on Road Safety, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection, and the promotion of Sustainable Motoring. www.fiaregion1.com