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Climate-friendly commercial vehicles dominate IAA 2022

The IAA Transportation 2022 shows: The transport and logistics industry has recognised its particular relevance for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and is adapting to the new requirements with a wide range of offers. This applies in particular to the switch to alternative drives. e-mobil BW accompanied Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, on her tour of the IAA Transportation 2022.

Präsentation des eActros LongHaul durch Daimler-Truck-Chef Martin Daum auf der IAA Transportation 2022.
Martin Daum (Daimler Truck) presents the eActros LongHaul to the Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, and e-mobil President Franz Loogen.
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The e-mobil BW team visited the IAA Transportation in Hannover from 21-22 September, 2022, to accompany Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, on her tour, visit numerous cluster partners and provide networking support. This included discussions with vehicle manufacturers such as Daimler Truck, IVECO and the Nikola Corporation, as well as suppliers such as Bosch, ElringKlinger, Mahle and ZF Friedrichshafen. In addition, an exchange took place with the fuel cell manufacturer cellcentric, which was founded by Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group.

Commercial vehicle industry prepares for transformation

It became clear once again that the cluster partners are currently primarily concerned with the turnaround in propulsion technology. The alternative drive options are as diverse as the application areas of the commercial vehicles in which they are to be used. They range from battery-electric, to fuel cell drive with hydrogen, to hydrogen combustion engines. Daimler Truck presented the eActros LongHaul with a range suitable for long-distance transport. Also on display was a prototype of the GenH2 hydrogen truck, which uses liquid hydrogen in its fuel cells. Manufacturer IVECO, together with Nikola Corporation, also showed the battery-electric Nikola Tre and, for the first time, the beta version of the European fuel cell Nikola Tre.

Expansion of the charging and refueling infrastructure

In addition to the total cost of ownership (TCO), a crucial issue for the market ramp-up of climate-friendly drives is the necessary charging and refueling infrastructure. "The transformation of commercial vehicle powertrains has begun. Now it is crucial that the European infrastructure keeps pace with the spread of corresponding vehicles," said e-mobil President Franz Loogen. While the issue of charging infrastructure expansion is already finding its way into national infrastructure strategies and political agendas, long-distance transport is by no means just a national issue, but a European one.

Background IAA Transportation

The IAA Transportation in Hanover shows the future of the commercial vehicle industry. Under the motto "People and Goods on the Move", the show presents innovations in the fields of commercial vehicles, transportation, logistics and buses. It welcomes more than 1,400 exhibitors from 42 countries to Hannover this year. Around 80 companies from Baden-Württemberg were exhibiting.