Positions

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Policy Positions

  1. AVERE’s reaction paper to the Commission’s proposal on the Weights and Dimensions Directive

    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.

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  2. AVERE reaction paper to the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA)

    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.

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  3. AVERE reaction paper to the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA)

    AVERE reaction paper to the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA)

    AVERE welcomes the European Commission's proposal for a Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA).

    This legislative proposal, combined with other recently proposed legislation such as the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA), has the potential to harness Europe's innovative industry and help it thrive in order to achieve Europe's net-zero emissions goals by 2050.

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  4. AVERE reaction paper to the Commission’s proposal on reinforced CO2 standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDV)

    AVERE reaction paper to the Commission’s proposal on reinforced CO2 standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDV)

    AVERE welcomes the European Commission's proposal to strengthen the existing legislative framework setting CO2 standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles.

    Since lorries, buses and coaches are responsible for about a quarter of CO2 emissions from road transport in the EU, their full decarbonisation is a precondition for reaching climate neutrality in 2050. In an intensifying global race for Net-Zero technology leadership, the revision is also necessary in order to safeguard European jobs and competitiveness both in the production of HDVs, as well as the supporting supply chain and broader ecosystem.

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  5. AVERE position paper on the upcoming proposal for a new Payment Services Directive (PSD II)

    AVERE position paper on the upcoming proposal for a new Payment Services Directive (PSD II)

    AVERE welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to revise the Payment Services Directive (PSD II). This revision is timely and could help accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility by making charging infrastructure more user-friendly, while reducing the costs and efforts associated with any requirements for payment card readers and processing at charging points under Article 5(2) of the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR).

    The PSD II indeed has the potential to smooth out the transition costs associated with the installation of card readers by exempting charging stations from installing card readers with pin-pads. AVERE therefore calls on legislators to provide an exemption for EV charging points from the strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements found in the Payment Services Directive and to raise the payments cap in order to facilitate the roll-out of a widespread and user-friendly charging network throughout Europe.

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