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During recent years the German automotive industry has not only greatly reduced fuel consumption and with it CO2 emissions from its newly registered passenger cars; it has also brought down emissions of "classical” pollutants to a much larger extent – by an average of 95 per cent since the Euro exhaust legislation was introduced.
This year again vans, trailers and bodies will feature strongly in the programme of supporting events at the 65th International Motor Show (IAA) Commercial Vehicles. In addition to specialist events on type testing/type approval and full-service workshop concepts, two major prizes in this segment will also be awarded at the IAA.
In July the major automotive markets proved to be in a good mood. The Western European passenger car market expanded for the eleventh time in succession, rising by 5 per cent. In the USA light vehicle sales climbed by 9 per cent. Passenger car sales in China increased by nearly 11 per cent.
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