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Electric mobility and connectivity form the focus – 159 world premiers – weekend visitors expected t
The IAA ends on Sunday at 7 p.m. But today we can already establish that this IAA is a total success! The world‘s most important trade fair for mobility has sent out two very strong signals for innovation: electric mobility and the connected vehicle!
The IAA "WorkING” sessions for students are arousing a huge amount of interest. Today and tomorrow around 250 students are obtaining information about starting a career at automotive manufacturers or supply companies. WorkING is a workshop for upcoming engineers. They are given the opportunity to talk in a relaxed setting with company representatives from technical and personnel departments.
"Our children – initiative for road safety” – this is the slogan for the newly founded joint initiative of the ADAC (German automobile club), the road safety organisation Deutsche Verkehrswacht and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). The three partners have set themselves the task of actively promoting children’s safety in road traffic.
Brilliant sunshine, radiant smiles: Heribert Rink (55) and his daughter Michaela (25) are in the best of moods when they are picked up on Thursday morning and driven right up to the gates of the IAA in a silver metallic Porsche Panamera S. Today they are the VIPs at the "world’s most automobile show.”
Today’s IAA specialist event entitled "Customs and excise taxes in the car sector” illustrated the challenges facing the globally active automotive industry in the field of import duty. "Import duties represent a huge operational challenge for all internationally oriented companies...".
Car IT, the connected vehicle, is – alongside electric mobility – the major innovative focus of this IAA. The exciting innovations can be seen in impressive displays at almost all the stands of manufacturers and suppliers here at the IAA. The German automotive industry is deeply committed to consistently driving forward the digital revolution both in and around the car,” stressed Wissmann.
A free trade agreement between the EU and the USA will boost business on both sides of the Atlantic, create growth and jobs, and thus help overcome the continuing crisis,” stated Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).
Electric driving is no longer a vision, but reality. The automotive future can already be experienced. That is very clear at this IAA,” said Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). He was speaking to around 400 international guests at the "Electric Mobility Congress” held at the 65th IAA Cars in Frankfurt.
In August dynamic developments on the global passenger car markets were once again driven by the two growth engines, the USA and China. In the USA demand for light vehicles rose by 17 per cent, while in China passenger car sales climbed by over 16 per cent. This means that by the end of August both countries had broken through the 10 million mark.
"Even if the German economy is currently doing well compared to the rest of Europe, Germany cannot rest on its laurels, and that includes the area of tax policy. Germany cannot afford new increases in taxation and other levies. This applies in particular to the revival of the wealth tax and the introduction of a wealth levy,” stressed Klaus Bräunig.
The 65th IAA Cars covered the growth market for financial services in a major symposium held on Monday at the world‘s leading trade show for mobility. Financing and leasing are becoming ever more closely linked with the automotive business.
In its first few days the world’s most important mobility trade fair has already confirmed its reputation as a crowd-puller. Although the weather left something to be desired, by Sunday afternoon far more than 300,000 automobile fans had already come to Frankfurt to experience the 159 world premieres and other attractions at this leading automotive trade show.
A special treat for automobile enthusiasts awaits in Hall 5 at the IAA. Here they will find the world of Brabus. For many years the car maker has enjoyed a reputation for its high performance vehicles. For example, the Brabus 850 6.0 twin turbo "iBusiness” is causing a stir at the IAA.
One of the most exciting questions was at the focus of the IAA symposium that the IKB (Deutsche Industriebank AG) and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) held at the world’s leading motor show in Frankfurt on Friday. The topic chosen was "The supply industry in the process of internationalisation – future prospects for Germany.”
Tomorrow is the big day: the 65th IAA Cars opens its doors to car lovers from all over the world. For two days almost 11,500 journalists from 99 countries have reported on the IAA. The Press Days on Tuesday and Wednesday were followed by two popular Trade Days (12 and 13 September) with large numbers of visitors and events.
After Chancellor Angela Merkel declared the 65th IAA Cars open in the CMF before a large number of high-ranking guests, there followed the traditional opening walking tour of the IAA. In the Festhalle, Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, received the Chancellor and explained to her the new Mercedes-Benz S 500 plug-in hybrid.
"The world’s most automobile show demonstrates that this is the industry of innovation. Around 1,100 exhibitors from 35 nations are unveiling 159 world premieres at the world’s most important motor show, the 65th IAA Cars. Only the IAA offers such a glittering display of innovation ,” stressed Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).
"Germany is a strong, innovative automotive location. If we are to remain viable for the future, we will need the politicians to put stable and reliable framework conditions in place, and secure, skilled jobs.” This was the message from Berthold Huber and Matthias Wissmann as they opened the IAA symposium arranged jointly by the two organisations.
The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and the German Design Council are presenting the VDA Design Awards for the sixth time. The laureates are from Sweden, India, Australia and Germany.
At the press conference of the German pavilion at the Comtrans commercial vehicles trade fair in Moscow, Dr Kay Lindemann, Managing Director of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, stated: Russia is continuing to gain in significance for the German commercial vehicle industry, something which is particularly clear here at the Comtrans in Moscow.
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