EU Key Facts

Influencing regulation

The UK’s membership of the European Union gives UK automotive a voice in the development of European regulations that directly affect our industry.

  • Common regulations and standards allow manufacturers to develop and make products in the UK and sell them unhindered across the EU.
  • Businesses outside of the EU still have to abide by its regulations if they are to sell products into the European single market.
  • As a member of the EU, the UK has a strong voice in shaping legislation and policies that drive innovation and competitiveness in UK automotive. An example is EU CO2 regulation which has led to a 16.9% reduction in UK new car CO2 emissions since its introduction in 2009, while supporting our domestic strength in small volume manufacturing.

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