European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)

Founded in 1991, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, ACEA (l'Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobiles) represents car, van, truck and bus makers (OEMs) based in Europe. ACEA works closely with other industry groups including the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) and national manufacturers’ associations within Europe, as well as automobile associations around the world.

ACEA’s role is to define and voice common interests, policies and positions of its members, engage in dialogue with other institutions and through its member companies provide technical and regulatory expertise to assist with legislation development and policy setting.

More information about ACEA can be found on ACEA’s website (

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ACEA On-Highway

ACEA 2016

ACEA 2022

ACEA 2022 Heavy-Duty Released

September 29, 2022

In May 2022, ACEA formally announced and released its most recent Heavy-Duty oil sequences, a significant increase in lubricant performance for commercial vehicles. 

The Evolution of ACEA in the Light Duty and Heavy Duty Sectors

July 01, 2022

There have been some significant adjustments to the ACEA European Oil Sequences throughout the years.

ACEA 2022: Understanding the OM471 Piston Cleanliness Test (CEC L-118)

May 19, 2022

Referred to as the OM471 Piston Cleanliness Test (CEC L-118), this new and important diesel lubricant test is part of the latest sequences.

ACEA 2022: Understanding the OM471 Piston Cleanliness Test (CEC L-118)

May 17, 2022

The OM471 piston cleanliness test (CEC L-118) is a new and important lubricant performance requirement within the latest ACEA 2022 Heavy-Duty Engine Oils Sequences upgrade.

ACEA 2022 Heavy-Duty: Overview of Changes

ACEA 2022 Upgrade for Heavy-Duty Engine Lubricants is Here

May 03, 2022

On May 1, 2022, the widely-anticipated 2022 ACEA European Oil Sequences for Heavy Duty Engines came into effect. The sequences prescribe the minimum quality level of service-fill oils demanded by the ACEA members for use in their vehicles. 

What’s New in the ACEA 2022 European Oil Sequences for Heavy-Duty Engines?

May 02, 2022

The ACEA 2022 sequences upgrade, represent a significant upgrade in performance and impacts the global heavy-duty commercial vehicle market.