Stellantis to Create Mobility Forum While Leaving ACEA

Stellantis is hoping to accelerate the debate over future mobility solutions by setting up a special forum of experts to discuss challenges and opportunities.

It has announced the creation of a “Freedom of Mobility Forum,” an annual open meeting of problem-solvers committed to fact-based decision making that identifies how to bring clean, safe, and affordable freedom of mobility for society in the face of global warming implications.

The forum is initially planned for early 2023 and hopes to bring together a diverse pool of experts working toward a common purpose. At the same time, the automaker also confirmed it will cease to be a member of the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA) by the end of this year.

The forum will be planned and coordinated by an advisory board of experts representing various stakeholders in the industry, including mobility and technology providers, academics, politicians, scientists, among others. It will host debates on a select number of topics for each edition within the following engagement principles:

  • Global view – the forum will address several questions with a 360-degree approach;
  • Fact-based – the forum will rely on facts to drive insights and possible solutions;
  • Transparency – the forum will be open to the public ensuring that all positions are made available to all;
  • Respect – above all attendees must engage in an honest, respectful, and collaborative manner.

Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO, said: “The environmental challenges ahead of us coupled with a rapidly evolving business environment require an efficient, global and inclusive 360-degree approach involving all those who wish to contribute to building sustainable mobility. We intend to create a public forum in which contributors can come together to address the key questions surrounding the debate on decarbonized mobility and provide actionable next steps for us to take together. Access to clean, safe and affordable mobility for the citizens across the world is at stake.” More details on the event will be released at a later date.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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