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Real Driving Emissions


03 Feb 2016


Innovation & Enterprise
Climate & Environment

CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, welcomes the decision by the European Parliament to adopt the RDE package approved by the Technical Committee of Motor Vehicles (TCMV) on 28 October 2015.

Any delay of the entering into force of the RDE provisions would have been detrimental for the environment. Emissions reductions under real-world conditions are of upmost importance for air quality improvements, particularly in cities, and this is a significant step in the right direction. Moreover, today’s vote contribute to give certainty to the industry”, said Mr Schockmel, CLEPA CEO.

The two-step conformity factor approach allows for a RDE introduction scenario combining environmental benefits from 1 September 2017 onwards with the minimum lead-time for the automotive industry.

European automotive suppliers have consistently stated their support for the development of the RDE test and we reaffirm our commitment today taking into account future development in this area.  CLEPA supports the yearly review process which can be expected to lead to a lowering of the conformity factor as soon as improved measurement equipment becomes available”, concluded Mr Schockmel, CLEPA  CEO.



CLEPA is the European Association of Automotive Suppliers.

112 of the world's most prominent suppliers for car parts, systems and modules and 22 national trade associations and European sector associations are members of CLEPA, representing more than 3000 companies, employing more than 5 million people and covering all products and services within the automotive supply chain. Based in Brussels, Belgium, CLEPA is recognised as the natural discussion partner by the European Institutions, United Nations and fellow associations (ACEA, JAMA, MEMA, etc.).


Facts about the European automotive industry

·         Some 12 million people are employed in the European automotive industry

·         European automotive suppliers directly employ 5 million people

·         European automotive suppliers invest €18bn in RDI per year. They are the biggest private investors in research and innovation

·         Per year, 18 million vehicles are manufactured in Europe, contributing to the stability and growth of the European economy

For more information, please contact Mrs Amalia Di Stefano, Deputy CEO: +32 476468157


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