AVERE's reaction paper on the French proposal introducing environmental scores" for EV incentives
AVERE, the European Association for Electromobility, takes note of the French government’s proposal to modify the ecological bonus for new electric passenger cars on achievement of a minimum environmental score (“bonus écologique pour les voitures particulières neuves électriques à l’atteinte d'un score environnemental minimal”) but is concerned that such a proposal could create incoherency with EU legislations and slow down the transition to zero-emission vehicles.
AVERE reaction paper to the Driving License Directive and the TRAN draft report
AVERE welcomes the proposal by the European Commission to review the Driving Licence Directive to take account of the specific nature of zero-emission mobility, which is set to increase significantly in Europe with the 2035 objective of phasing-out internal combustion engines.
AVERE's position paper on the exemption of EV batteries from the REACH restriction on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
AVERE, the European Association for Electromobility, welcomes the European Chemicals Agency's environmental protection objectives, and acknowledges the intention and overall approach of the proposal to restrict PFASs under the revised version of REACH. However, AVERE fears that a blanket restriction on all uses of PFAS - including for the manufacture of EV batteries and for mobile air-conditioning systems (MACs) in vehicles - would have dramatic effects on the road transport sector's transition to zero-emissions.
AVERE’s reaction paper to the Commission’s proposal on the Weights and Dimensions Directive
AVERE welcomes the European Commission’s proposal revising the Weights and Dimensions Directive which is a key element to accelerate the market uptake of battery-electric heavy-duty vehicles which currently are heavier than their internal engine counterparts but contribute in a more significant way to the transport emission reduction objectives.
AVERE reaction paper to the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA)
AVERE welcomes the Commission’s proposal for a European Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA).
Raw materials such as Lithium and Rare Earth Elements will form a crucial enabler of the EU’s energy transition in the coming years. In the context of accelerating global competition for critical and strategic resources, Europe must maintain its openness to trade and mutually beneficial international cooperation, and better exploit its domestic production potential, whilst strengthening its resilience and de-risking its current supply chain structures.