Stellantis has withdrawn its membership from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), a powerful lobby group representing 16 major European car, truck and bus manufacturers.
The ACEA supports the automotive industry across the European Union but will move away from stellar lobbying activities and instead launch a Freedom of Mobility Forum to help identify “how to bring freedom of movement to a clean, safe and affordable society.” The face of the effects of global warming. “
Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stalantis, a former president of the ACEA and a decision by the carmaker, became the first major automaker to join the group.
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“While the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) respects the decision of the Stalantis to withdraw from the association later this year, we are sorry to see them leave,” the ACEA said in a statement. “We are committed to working as a strong common voice for EU-based car, truck, van and bus manufacturers.”
The Stalantis Freedom of Mobility Forum is planned for early 2023 and will bring together a diverse pool of experts. The event will be designed and coordinated by an advisory board of experts representing various stakeholders across the industry and will host a number of debates on important issues. Experts from dynamics and technology providers, academics, politics, science and other fields will come.
“The environmental challenges we face with a rapidly evolving business environment require an efficient, global and inclusive 360-degree approach involving all those who want to contribute to creating sustainable mobility,” Tavares described. “We want to create a public forum where contributors can come together to address key issues around the Decarbonized Dynamics debate and provide the next step in bringing us together.” Access to clean, safe and affordable mobility for citizens around the world is at risk. ”