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Renault Group chief named ACEA president

Renault Group chief executive Luca de Meo has been named president for 2023 of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), following an election by its board of directors.

Effective 1st January, de Meo will take over the presidency from BMW’s CEO, Oliver Zipse, who has held the position for the last two years.

Commenting on his upcoming premiership, de Meo said: “Looking ahead, we need Europe urgently to implement policies that fully support our decarbonisation goal, and enable us to face growing global competition.

“We welcome the work on a European Raw Materials Act, which should support the continent’s economic resilience and the shift to zero-emissions. Our industry is committed to investing heavily in e-mobility, and to securing value creation and jobs in Europe.

“The Euro 7 proposal in its current shape, however, would draw away massive human and financial resources from electrification, at the very time when other world regions are creating an attractive investment environment for zero-emissions mobility.

“ACEA will continue to advocate for a balance between what is good for the environment, what is good for Europe’s economy and what is good for society.”

The ACEA president is elected for a year-long term, once renewable, from the CEOs of its member companies – the major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus manufacturers.