In view of the European Commission’s initiative “Pact for skills”, to be launched on November 10th, CECRA in co-operation with ACEA, CLEPA, ETRMA and many other partners have elaborated a joint proposal for a recovery strategy to deliver and implement a sectorial up & reskilling framework for the automotive value chain
15 October 2020
The automotive ecosystem is facing an unprecedented disruption due to the impact of the covid pandemic as well as the EU goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. It is of crucial importance that this transformation is done in a socially responsible way.
CECRA was associated in the recent roundtable discussion with European Commissioners Nicolas Schmit (Jobs and Social Rights) and Thierry Breton (Internal Market) on 23 September.
Today, CECRA, together with a broad coalition is now jointly calling on the Commission to set up the Pact as a public-private partnership to help the automotive ecosystem cope with the major structural changes ahead.
17 June 2020
Joint position paper on COVID-19 (focused on the aftermarket) signed by CECRA together with 6 other EU associations. The position paper can be found here.
17 June 2020
CECRA, ACEA and CLEPA sent a letter to the heads of state and government of the 27 EU member states, calling for urgent support for the automotive sector in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The letter can be found here.
8 June 2020
IIn Austria, the Vienna Cartel Court handed down a very interesting decision on May 12, 2020, at first instance, in a dispute between the Peugeot Büchl dealer and the general importer of Peugeot vehicles in Austria.
26 May 2020
IndustriAll Europe, Ceemet, ACEA, CLEPA, CECRA and ETRMA, the European business organisations and the trade unions for the sector call on the European Commission for a industrial recovery plan.
5 May 2020
Europe's four auto sector associations publish 25-point action plan for successful restart
26 March 2020
European vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, tyre manufacturers, dealers and repairers wrote a joint letter to the European Commission on the COVID-19 crisis
12 March 2020
Odometer manipulation is widespread across the EU and has tremendous consequences for the consumer. CECRA is strongly committed in fighting against such harmful practice.
11 March 2020
It is time for all the stakeholder to build together the intelligent mobility of tomorrow in terms of data access, security and energy. This is essential for Europe and the future of the sector.
04 March 2020
CECRA has been contacted by the contractor chosen by the European Commission as the sole representative of European dealers and repairers to help in the renewal process of the Automotive Block Exemption 461/2010.
24 January 2020
After the Brussels Motor Show, CECRA underlines that the Green Deal will only work if policy makers and the entire automotive sector work hand in hand
27 November 2019
On 26/11/19, a meeting between CECRA's ECD Division and a DG COMP delegation took place in Brussels. The aim of the meeting was to explain the renewal process of the General Block Exemption Regulation 330/2010 and Automotive Block Exemption 461/2010 that respectively expire in May 2022 and May 2023. Both DG COMP and CECRA are working in close collaboration in order to ensure that the automotive sector is taken into account in the new legislative framework regarding competition and the consumer welfare.
22 November 2019
On 19/11/19, a meeting of CECRAs IR division took place in London. Many points concerning the future of Independent Repairers where discussed.
Today, a large number of associations of the automotive sector and mobility services operators, insurers, consumers and SME representatives, with among them CECRA, reaffirmed their call for a legislative solution, ensuring effective remote access to in-vehicle data and functional resources which will guarantee competition, innovation, and free consumer choice.
CECRA organized its Annual Dinner Event at The Hotel in Brussels with great success. Almost all of the federation’s national associations and European dealer councils attended, as the event provides the opportunity to bring together its members once per year and exchange views on the current state of affairs in the sector, as well as to discuss and express their ideas as regards the present and future challenges for cars, vans and trucks dealers and repairers.
Today, a large number of associations, representing the car dealers’ interest throughout the world (CECRA – EU; NADA – US; CADA – China; CADA – Canada; FADA – India; FENEBRAVE – Brazil; ROAD – Russia) gathered in Geneva - on the occasion of the kick-off ceremony of the 89th International Motor Show - to discuss the various issues arising from access to data, both from dealers and from the vehicles they sell, the unprecedented opportunities stemming from connected-car technology, and the role that car dealers will play in the future.
14 December 2018
After the success of the first edition last year, the adventure of the European Startup Prize for mobility will continue in 2019, co-founded by BCG and Via ID, with the participation of several other stakeholders among which CECRA, Groupe ADP, RATP, GRDF, Europcar Mobility Group, Grimaldi Studio, and with the support of Karima Delli, President of the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament.
Today, 22 November 2018, the TRAN Committee (Transport and Tourism) of the European Parliament has adopted a draft own-initiative report on Autonomous driving in European transport which calls on the European Commission to introduce a robust legislative framework ensuring the removal of any obstacle to the use of in-vehicle data before January 2020.
21 November 2019
The European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs (CECRA) organized - together with AFCAR, an alliance of several European associations representing automotive industry and mobility services operators as well as motorist consumers - a policy event in presence of representatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament, to discuss access to vehicles, their data and driver interaction functions.