The automaker, which has 14 manufacturers, mentioned will maintain its personal annual occasion to deal with mobility points. Together, Volvo and Stellantis accounted for 21.5 p.c of gross sales within the area by 5 months, based on ACEA’s figures.
Volvo and ACEA have had very completely different reactions to Europe’s efforts to part out combustion engines by 2035.
ACEA mentioned final month it was “concerned” that the European Parliament had rejected efforts to weaken a 100% discount in CO2 emissions from new automobiles from 2035, primarily outlawing gross sales of internal-combustion engines within the bloc after that date.
Volvo, together with Ford Motor, publicly supported the plan.
“We’re going to be a full-electric company five years earlier than that [the EU’s planned phaseout], so, why wouldn’t we be public and vocal saying that we think this is the best thing for our business model, our customers and for the planet,” Volvo CEO Jim Rowan advised Automotive News Europe in an interview final month.
While he wasn’t able to announce Volvo’s plan to exit ACEA in that interview regardless of being requested whether or not the automaker would depart the group, he did say that as electrification turns into extra prevalent: “There may well be other organizations that pop up and try and corral industry thought leadership to get to get the best minds together from an industry point of view.”
In Friday’s announcement Volvo made it clear it was open to becoming a member of such a company and requested different automakers to be part of this group.