European Union regulators are studying how the car repairs market works following demands from customers for more competition, but have not opened a case, the bloc’s antitrust chief said on Monday, March 4.
The study will look at carmakers including Renault, Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot, and software vendor Accenture, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told reporters.
She said interest was triggered by car owners who want more competition and the opportunity to be able to use other repairers or garages than those certified for their cars.
“It is not an investigation, it is not a case but it is sort of part of our market supervision also in this area. We want to get a sense of this market again because this is very much about data. You can access the data to service the car,” she said.