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 2021

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ACEA Upgrade for Light Duty Engine Lubricants Is Coming

Understanding the CEC L-117 Piston Cleanliness Test

June 04, 2021

The CEC L-117-20 piston cleanliness test is a key diesel lubricant performance test within the latest ACEA Light-Duty Engine Oil Sequences upgrade.

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

May 21, 2021

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

What’s New in the ACEA 2021 European Oil Sequences for Light Duty Engines?

May 07, 2021

The much-anticipated update to the ACEA light duty oil sequences has been released bringing with it updates to both the categories and their featured tests ensuring testing and the resultant engine oils remain representative of the modern vehicle parc.

The Global Importance of ACEA 2021

April 30, 2021

With millions of EU passenger cars exported every year, the global relevance of the ACEA Oil Sequences has never been higher.

ACEA Upgrade for Light Duty Engine Lubricants Is Coming

ACEA Upgrade for Light Duty Engine Lubricants Is Coming

November 23, 2020

Anticipated changes to the ACEA Light Duty Engine Oil Sequences are around the corner. What may they consist of and how may they affect key stakeholders?

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Reduced SAPS Lubricants

July 25, 2019

A new generation of lubricants, designed to work with the latest advanced aftertreatment technologies, can help reduce particulate matter emissions in diesel and gasoline engines.