European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)

Founded in 1991, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, ACEA, (Association des Constructeurs Européens de L’Automobile) 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 Passenger

ACEA 2023

ACEA 2021

ACEA 2016

ACEA 2022 Heavy Duty Engine Oil Sequences-Why E8 Lubricants

October 19, 2023

ACEA E8 brings increased focus on piston cleanliness which significantly advances performance levels. In these changing times – we are ready. Formulating the optimum response, putting expertise, knowledge, and innovation on your side. Supporting the latest hardware and ensuring engine performance so you don’t get left behind.

Deadline Approaching: ACEA 2021 Performance Claims Required by May 1 2023

Deadline Approaching: ACEA 2021 Performance Claims Required by May 1, 2023

April 06, 2023

The grace period for making light-duty engine oil claims against ACEA 2016 is ending. As of May 1 2023, all engine oil formulations making a performance claim must do so against the requirements of ACEA 2021.

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.

Understanding the 2021 Update for ACEA’s European Oil Sequences for Light-Duty Engines

August 05, 2021

Our Lubrizol360 Webinar examined why ACEA updated their standards, what the new standards are and what new tests are in place to ensure that future lubricants meet these standards.

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ACEA 2021: The Additional TBN Test Requirement for Fresh Oils

July 27, 2021

The ACEA 2021 Light Duty Engine Oil Sequences introduces an additional TBN test for all categories, affecting all oil marketers.

ACEA 2021: Understanding the CEC- L-114 Turbocharger Deposit Test

July 21, 2021

The CEC L-114-19 turbocharger deposit test is a new diesel lubricant performance test within the ACEA Light-Duty Engine Oil Sequences upgrade, incorporated into both A7/B7 “High SAPS” and C6 “Lower SAPS” categories of ACEA 2021.