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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).
"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). .
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