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Ladies and Gentlemen,
it is my pleasure to welcome you most cordially to our final press conference at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles. Please allow me to begin by drawing a conclusion: this IAA has well and truly lived up to its slogan, "Driving the future”. It has demonstrated its position as the world’s most important trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics.
After the ceremonial opening of the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles, Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt took the traditional opening tour, visiting numerous exhibition stands of commercial vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and manufacturers of trailers, bodies and buses.
"The measures approved can give electric mobility a boost. Unequivocal identification of e-models as such will make these vehicles visible in road traffic. Allowing them to drive on bus lanes, or providing cost-free parking spaces, will make electric driving attractive,” said Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).
"This 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles is looking a long way into the future. ‘Driving the future’ is its slogan – and the 322 world premieres are an impressive testament to the huge drive for innovation in the commercial vehicle industry. One focus of this IAA is connectivity,” stressed Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).
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