News Service for Decision Makers in Politics and the Economy

    Issue 02/2018 covers the subsequent topics. Even though CO2-emissions of new trucks have been reduced by eight percent since 2013, the EU is working on an extensive CO2-regulation for heavy-duty vehicles. We report on the planned details. The basis for networked mobility is data. In order to enhance data protection, the automotive industry has developed the “NEVADA” concept. We explain how it works. In Germany, the introduction of research tax incentives is currently prepared. We show which political framework conditions would further support our companies in order to secure Germany’s technological competitiveness. Moreover, we report on the balancing act in trade policy from the point of view of the automotive industry, challenges for suppliers as well as on new mobility services and the transition between the test procedures NEDC and WLTP.