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Brussels – 24/01/20  European dealers and repairers (CECRA) want to collaborate in a constructive way in the European Green Deal.
 
Serious concerns are the fact that customers hold on to their vehicles for longer, that – although growing as seen recently at the Brussels Motor Show- there is still a low consumer acceptance of zero- and low-emission vehicles, and that there is a lack of charging and re-fuelling infrastructure and of incentive schemes.
 
Not only the OEMs but also the entire automotive sector needs legal certainty as it moves towards carbon neutrality in 2050.
 
Repairers will need to continue maintaining and repairing the millions of cars which are already on the road, and, at the same time, continue adapting themselves to the zero- and low-emission vehicles.
 
The transition to carbon-neutrality must be well-managed, taking into account the social and economic dimensions.
 
Mobility must remain affordable for all European citizens, regardless of where they live or their financial means.
 
Road freight transport must continue to contribute to the functioning of the European economies.
 
The Green Deal should also take into account the importance of the automotive sector in Europe and the millions of jobs it represents. More specifically, dealers and repairers are located in all towns in Europe. Consumers rely on dealers and repairers when buying, maintaining or repairing their vehicle, and these jobs can’t be transferred to other parts of the world.

For more information:
Bernard Lycke                 bernard.lycke@cecra.eu
Director General               Mobile: +32 475 932 693                                                    

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