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06.06.2012: Adoption at unanimity by all the members of the High Level Group, including notably 7 Commissioners, Ministers and CEOs, of the CARS 21 report.

08.11.2012: CARS 2020: Action Plan for a competitive and sustainable automotive industry in Europe , COM(2012)636

The Commission Communication evaluates the group's policy recommendations as formulated in the Final Report and announce the Commission position on these. It identifies issues affecting the automotive sector that may need further Commission attention in the light of the views expressed by the group.

09.12.20112: in the Competitiveness Council's Meeting 17 Ministers expressed full support to the objectives and measures CARS 2020.

Regulation (EU) No .../... of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approval of agricultural or forestry vehicles

The European Parliament has adopted a compromise package in 1st reading on 20 November 2012 and the Council on 28 January 2013. The Proposal aims at simplifying EU law on tractors, trailers and increasing safety for these vehicles. It also sets requirements for engine emissions and sound levels, defines the administrative provisions that a manufacturer has to fulfil for the type-approval of these vehicles and includes provisions for access to Repair and Maintenance Information (RMI).

Regulation (EU) No .../... of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles
The Proposal has been adopted at EP plenary in 1st reading on 20 November 2012 and at the General Affairs Council on 10 December 2012. The Proposal incorporates a number of vehicle functional safety improvements a wide range of vehicles such as two- or three-wheel powered cycles, two- or three-wheel mopeds, motorcycles with and without a side-car, tricycles, on-road quads and mini-cars. It sets ambitious emission requirements for these vehicles and foresees adaptation to the latest and anticipated near-future vehicle construction and propulsion technologies.



Electric and hybrid cars

14.11. 2012: With the adoption of 2nd amendment of Regulation 100 , MS and Commission considered EU
has the appropriate legislation for safety of electric cars.




Revision of tractors' legislation is now communicated, as an agreement has been possible during 2nd semester between Council and PE.



Comitology measures adopted:

A long series of measures was adopted in 2012: new rules on masses and dimensions, precise regime of calculating CO2 for vans, assessment of eco-innovation, precise scope for advanced emergency braking system and lane warning departing system.

04.04.2012: Proposal for a Regulation simplifying the transfer of motor vehicles registered in another Member State within the Single market, COM(2012)164.

The main policy objective is to improve the functioning of the internal market through the elimination of barriers to the free movement of goods, services and workers, caused by the different administrative formalities and requirements for the registration of motor vehicles previously registered in another Member State.

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