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06/12/2017

ACEM, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, is to host an international conference entitled “Sustainable motorcycling in Europe” in Brussels early next year.

The 24 January conference will bring together industry representatives and policy-makers to discuss how to balance industry sustainability, competitiveness and employment protection in Europe.

As part of the event two new electric L-category vehicle prototypes developed by the European industry consortium RESOLVE will be exhibited. This project was entirely funded by the Horizon 2020 research programme, with a budget envelope of close to € 6.8M.

Topics to be discussed during the event include:
•    Euro4 / Euro5 environmental standards
•    European cities, congestion and motorcycle policies
•    Electrification of motorcycles and technical progress in internal combustion engines
•    GEAR 2030 as a dialogue platform between industry and policy-makers

GEAR 2030 was a report published by the European Commission in October 2017. The report was welcomed by ACEM as a “welcome step towards a forward-looking policy for Europe’s automotive sector including the motorcycle industry”.

“The critical issues identified in the European Commission’s report, such as electromobility, connectivity and automation of vehicles, will have profound effects for the future of transport in Europe and beyond,” ACEM said.

“We welcome the recognition that we need European rules that promote competitiveness, incentivise innovation and make Europe an attractive place for companies to invest. We also welcome the European Commission’s willingness to organise more detailed discussions on other areas of importance to the automotive sector.”
The GEAR 2030 report can be downloaded from the ACEM website.