FIA Region I and car makers discuss CO2 emission and road safety
FIA Region I Director-General Laurianne Krid met with ACEA (European Car Manufacturer Association) Secretary-General Erik Joannerts to discuss policy developments on road safety and post-2020 CO2 emissions.
The meeting was productive and both ACEA and FIA Region I agreed that the new European post-2020 CO2 emission targets should deliver in the real world for consumers. ACEA highlighted the level of uncertainty with regard to setting new targets for 2030 and said they were keen to postpone the proposal to 2030 with a review of the market penetration of electric vehicles by 2025. FIA Region I supported having 2025 targets, whilst agreeing that a mid-term review would help fine-tune the 2030 objective.
On road safety, ACEA highlighted their concern with regard to the issue of distraction and how this topic could create synergies with work conducted by FIA Region I. The Secretary-General mentioned that manufacturers were keen to join policy efforts to raise attention about mobile phone distraction at the national level.
FIA Region I agreed to have further high-level discussions with ACEA, more specifically regarding connectivity and access to data.