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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.
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).
"The reduction in the toll rates passed by the Federal Government is the necessary consequence of the new expert opinion on infrastructure costs. Instead, however, the haulage industry will face additional other burdens – with application of the toll to all national roads and the inclusion of trucks over 7.5 t."
The world’s leading international trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics, the 65th International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, will have many attractive offers for visitors starting on 25 September 2014. One new arrival in the selection of tickets available is the "Trucker-Ticket”, with which truck drivers can visit the show at a admission price of Euro 10.
The major car markets were largely in good shape in June too. In China (+14 percent) sales climbed in the double-digit range, while Western Europe (+4 percent) and the USA (+1 percent) also recorded growth. The Indian car market reported a positive growth rate for the second month in succession, but in Brazil and Russia the markets were well below last year’s level.
The "DRIVE C2X” project has conducted a comprehensive examination of networked driving in field tests at European level for the first time. The test results of the project, which is co-financed by the European Union and coordinated by Daimler AG, supply the basis for introducing this technology throughout Europe.
Journalists from all over the world can now register online for accreditation to the 65th International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) Commercial Vehicles, being held in Hanover from 25 September to 2 October 2014. (Press Conferences Day: 23 September; Press Day: 24 September.)
"Ensuring succession in firms by means of fair inheritance tax legislation will remain absolutely essential for small and medium-sized family businesses in the automotive industry and for their employees,” stressed Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). .
Federal Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) presents plans for a vignette for passenger cars
Statement from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) on the plans presented today by Federal Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) for introducing a vignette for passenger cars in Germany
"Economic developments on important commercial vehicle markets provide a boost for the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles, which opens in Hannover in September. Western Europe has seen 3 per cent growth in its commercial market this year, while the US market has recorded double-digit growth and China increased by 4 per cent,” stressed Matthias Wissmann, President of the VDA.
"The German automotive industry thanks Robert Rademacher for his many years of intensive and constructive cooperation. The dialog between the VDA and the ZDK has always been characterised by openness and the search for common solutions, even in times of economic difficulty”, stressed Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).
In May the dynamism on the world passenger car market was once again fuelled by the three major automotive markets – Western Europe, the USA and China. Sales showed double-digit increases both in the USA (+11 per cent) and in China (+16 per cent) while Western Europe continued its growth, expanding by 4 per cent.
The EU will only be able to fulfil its promise of prosperity if it has a globally competitive industry. Whereas only 7 per cent of the global population lives in the European Union, it accounts for 50 per cent of the world’s social expenditure. Working to provide this requires the right overall conditions for a growth-oriented economy that can assert itself on the world’s markets.
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