Automechanika Frankfurt 2024 to showcase cutting-edge electric vehicle innovations

This year’s event, set for Sept. 10-14, will feature numerous manufacturers from China, including prominent names such as BYD, SMART, the GEELY Group, AVATR, JIYUE, SERES, Chang An, HONGQI and GAC International.

Automechanika Frankfurt is set to showcase an array of products and solutions in the field of electromobility at this year’s show.

This year’s event, set for Sept. 10-14, will feature numerous manufacturers from China, including prominent names such as BYD, SMART, the GEELY Group, AVATR, JIYUE, SERES, Chang An, HONGQI and GAC International.

The increase in exhibitors highlights the growing demand for electric vehicles and the emergence of new sales markets, presenting lucrative opportunities for the industry, workshops and dealers.

“Automechanika Frankfurt is the innovation platform where products and solutions for sustainable and zero-emission mobility are presented,” says Olaf Mußhoff, Director of Automechanika Frankfurt. “That is why we developed two new stage formats – Innovation4Mobility and Future Mobility Park – that have been attracting manufacturers like Genesis and Skoda since 2022 and showcasing all the topics associated with the transformation of the mobility industry.

“This year we are welcoming a remarkable number of manufacturers – including from China – who are offering cutting-edge electric vehicle products and technologies. As a result, our B2B visitors from industry, workshops and car dealerships can experience the full range of electric vehicle brands and an impressive display of automotive designs,” Mußhoff added.

The development of electromobility has spurred a parallel market for software and electronic components essential for autonomous, connected, electric and shared (ACES) vehicles.

This market has seen an annual growth rate of 15 percent since 2020 and is projected to reach USD$469 billion by 2030.

At Automechanika Frankfurt, more than 150 exhibitors from the Electrics & Electronics and Connectivity & Autonomous Driving product groups will present their innovative products and solutions. In total, more than 400 companies with electric vehicle expertise are registered, with 14 of these having submitted products for the Automechanika Innovation Awards in the category of Electromobility & innovative drive technologies.

In addition to the established exhibits, Michael Johannes, Vice President Mobility & Logistics, introduced a new event, the “Electrical Vehicle Expo at Automechanika” (EVA).

“The range of products offered by the industry in the electromobility sector at Automechanika has increased enormously in the last two years, especially in China. Automechanika Shanghai, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the end of this year, is the perfect example of this,” Johannes says. “The fact that the ‘EVA Expo’ is taking place concurrently at Automechanika Frankfurt this year is a remarkable result of our Chinese colleagues’ exemplary efforts to expand their network. We can thank our partnership with CCPIT-Auto.”

Wang Xia, Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Sub-council (CCPIT-Auto), explained the overarching goal of the EVA Expo.

“Through launching EVA at this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt, we hope to provide European auto markets and industry professionals with an in-depth understanding of China’s rapid transition from a market dominated by traditional automobiles to the market in favor of electric vehicles,” he says. “In particular, our goal also sets to further enhance the visibility and popularity of Chinese electric vehicle brands in overseas markets. By collective efforts, let’s contribute to the creation of a sustainable automotive ecosystem, promote mutually beneficial cooperation among enterprises, and facilitate win-win collaboration.”

Automechanika Frankfurt 2024 will not only spotlight electric vehicles but also focus on sustainability, recruitment and training, and advancements in accident repair and claims management. Networking areas will be available for discussions on the circular economy, remanufacturing, e-commerce and the classic car business, with a daily happy hour to encourage interactions among attendees.

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