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"Long trucks are an especially important instrument in achieving the EU’s climate goals in road freight transport,” said Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover.
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).
"The 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles is ready to open – and visitors can expect a large number of exciting innovations. A total of 322 world premieres will be on display at the world’s most important trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics. The entire commercial vehicle world will meet in Hannover,” stressed Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry.
In August the three large passenger car markets all grew, although at varying speeds. While China increased by 10 per cent and the US market grew by 5 per cent, Western Europe recorded only a slight increase of 1 per cent. However, in Europe the month of August had one less working day than it did last year.
The IAA Commercial Vehicles has never been more international than it is this year. A total of 2,064 exhibitors from 45 countries will be represented on the trade fair grounds in Hannover, and for the first time the proportion of foreign exhibitors has almost reached 60 per cent. This shows that the IAA is the world’s leading trade fair for transport, mobility and logistics.
Commercial vehicles are becoming ever more efficient and intelligent. Manufacturers and suppliers have always continued to optimise their vehicles. This means first and foremost lower and lower fuel consumption and even greater connectivity.
How is the global commercial vehicle market developing today, and how will it continue over the coming years? What role do automotive banks have for commercial vehicle customers? These will be the central questions at the symposia on financial services and commercial vehicle markets, which will take place during the 65th International Motor Show (IAA) Commercial Vehicles in Hannover.
For you, the journalists, the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover begins in precisely three weeks – on 23 September – with the "Day of press conferences in the CC”. The IAA will be officially opened by the Federal Minister of Transport, Alexander Dobrindt, on 25 September. Of course, it already raised us to the "exhibition operating temperature” quite a while ago.
In the short time since the market for long-distance bus services was de-regulated at the beginning of 2013, buses have become established as an important additional form of mobility in long-distance passenger transport.
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.
IAA specialist events: Trailer Innovation Award, Full-service workshop concepts, Commercial Vehicle prices and type approval
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.
In July 2014 a total of 270,300 passenger cars were newly registered in Germany. This represents a year-on-year rise of nearly 7 per cent. Since the beginning of the year, new passenger car registrations have climbed by 3 per cent to exceed 1.8 million.
"Free access to the world’s markets and reduction of trade barriers are essential to safeguarding our competitiveness and with it growth and employment,” said Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).
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