Barcelona, April 13, 2021.- ACEA, European Automobile Manufacturers Association has published the car production that was lost during 2020 and by country.

COVID-19 production impact, by country

In 2020, EU-wide production losses due to COVID-19 amounted to 4,243,577 vehicles. That is 22.9% of total EU production in 2019. These losses are the result of factory shutdowns (during the ‘lockdown’ months of March, April and May) and the fact that production capacity did not return to pre-crisis levels yet.

ACEA:This is by far the most comprehensive EU-wide overview currently available, combining all known information and available sources. Nevertheless, it is important to stress that ACEA fully acknowledges that this overview is non-exhaustive, it merely serves as a tool to show the EU-wide impact of the crisis.

ACEA represents Europe’s car, van, truck and bus manufacturers.The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) represents the 15 major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus makers.BMW Group, CNH Industrial, DAF Trucks, Daimler, Ferrari, Ford of Europe, Honda Motor Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault Group, Stellantis, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars, and Volvo Group.

ACEA is an advocate for the automobile industry in Europe, representing manufacturers of passenger cars, vans, trucks and buses with production sites in the EU. ACEA’s mission is to:

  • Define and advocate the common interests, policies and positions of the European automobile industry;
  • Engage in dialogue with the European institutions and other stakeholders in order to advance understanding of industry-related issues, and to contribute to effective policy and legislation at both European and global levels;
  • Act as a portal for expert knowledge on vehicle-related regulation;
  • Communicate the role and importance of the industry, using reliable data and information;
  • Monitor activities that affect the automobile industry, cooperating with the other stakeholders involved; and
  • Undertake strategic reflection on the increasingly global challenges of mobility, sustainability and competitiveness.

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