Automechanika Frankfurt Attracts Record Number Of EV-Related Exhibitors

Automechanika Frankfurt organisers say more companies than ever before, including several Chinese manufacturers, will present products and solutions related to electric vehicles at the 2024 edition of the trade fair, to take place from 10 to 14 September.  

“Automechanika Frankfurt is the innovation platform where products and solutions for sustainable and zero emission mobility are presented,” said Olaf Musshoff, Director at 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.”

Automechanika Frankfurt said a market for software and electronic components has developed in parallel to the development of “electromobility” for autonomous, connected, electric and shared (ACES) vehicles. Recording annual growth of 15 percent since 2020, the market is expected to be worth US$469 billion by 2030.

Organisers say software companies and manufacturers of electronic components will be plentiful at Automechanika Frankfurt, with more than 150 exhibitors to present products and solutions from the ‘Electrics and Electronics’ and ‘Connectivity and Autonomous Driving’ product groups. More than 400 of the companies that have registered for the fair say they have EV competence.

Additionally, Michael Johannes, Vice President Mobility & Logistics at Automechanika Frankfurt, has introduced a new event called ‘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,” said Johannes. “Automechanika Shanghai, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the end of this year, is the perfect example of this. 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 (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive sub-council).”

Wang Xia, Chairman of CCPIT-Auto, said, “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 favour of electric vehicles. In particular, our goal also sets to further enhance the visibility and popularity of Chinese electric vehicle brands in overseas markets.”

In addition to EV themes, this year’s event will focus on sustainability, recruitment and further training, as well as the latest in accident repair and claims management.