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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.
"The market for electric vehicles is gathering speed. Since 2007 registrations of electric vehicles have doubled every year,” said Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). He was speaking as the eMobility summit in Berlin got underway, which is being organised by the German newspaper "Tagesspiegel”.
The three large automotive markets – Western Europe, the USA and China – ensured dynamic growth on the global market in April. In Western Europe growth continued with a year-on-year rise of 4 per cent, while demand in China showed a double-digit increase (+14 per cent) alongside growth of 8 per cent in the USA. By contrast, sales of new cars fell in Brazil, India, Russia and Japan.
"The German automotive suppliers have gained in strength since the crisis, but at the same time they are facing tougher competition. Therefore only those who are in a global position or deliver around the world can benefit from the markets with strong growth and enjoy lasting success,” said Klaus Bräunig, Managing Director of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).
In April 2014, a total of 274,100 passenger cars were newly registered, i.e. nearly 4 per cent fewer than in the previous year. However the reduction is a result of the Easter holidays, which came in March in 2013. Since January, the market in Germany has expanded by around 3 per cent to 985,900.
No industry is more popular than the automotive industry among young people embarking on a career. This is shown by the two recent employers’ rankings compiled by the corporate consultants Universum Communications (in the German city of Cologne) and the consulting firm Trendence (located in Berlin).
Dr Erika Emmerich, former President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), reached her 80th birthday on 4 May, 2014. From 1989 to 1996 she spearheaded the association that represents the interests of German automotive manufacturers and suppliers.
The three largest automotive markets – Western Europe, the USA and China – all expanded significantly in March. In Western Europe new registrations of passenger cars rose by 9.5 per cent, while in the USA sales of light vehicle increased by nearly 6 per cent and the Chinese passenger car market grew by a good 12 per cent.
Today the European Parliament passed amendments to Directive 96/53 governing the dimensions and weights of commercial vehicles. Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), commented: "The vote by the European Parliament is basically a step in the right direction.
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