Keith writes about regulatory and other issues facing the European auto industry.
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Kelly Daize, director of Invest Ottawa’s autonomous-vehicle program, says the city’s new test track will benefit from local IT expertise and, as the federal capital, access to policy-making officials and politicians as they devise CAV regulations.
The EU’s tariffs on certain U.S.-made trucks, automotive glass and motorcycles will stay in reserve until (and if) the World Trade Organization declares the Trump Admin.’s metal duties to be in breach of American global trade agreement commitments.
Reaching agreement between Brussels and Washington will not be easy because the EU thinks the proposed U.S. duties are based on a sham legal authorization.
Under Brussels’ new low-emissions mobility strategy, cars and vans registered in the EU in 2025 will have to emit 15% and in 2030, 30%, less CO2, compared with 2021’s 95 g CO2/km for cars and 147 g CO2/km for vans.
With the new government acknowledging opposition to unrestricted immigration into the U.K. from the EU was a key to Brexit’s approval, the U.K. may have to limit immigration if a new trade deal with the EU is to avoid duties on U.K. exports.