IAA Mobility. New Name, New City, New Concept.
A Dominant Image: EVs and PHEVs at all Booths
It was especially the automotive exhibits that left no doubt that there are big changes underway in the industry: The lion’s share of exhibited vehicles were EVs. Pulling up next to the significantly grown range of battery-electric models by nearly all brands were plug-in-hybrids. And already successful automakers were joined by new ones—thanks to technologically simplified electric motors. Furthermore, opinion leaders like VW CEO Herbert Diess made it unequivocally clear that the electric motor will come to dominate the market, and Federal Chancellor Angela was pleased with the shift in the fair’s product range as well as the significantly increasing number of e-car registrations.
A Fair Leaves Its Premises for the First Time
Add to this a new spatial concept in Munich: The exhibition did not end at the trade fair center’s exit gates but spanned the entire Bavarian capital with many additional expo sites—all under the motto “Open Space.” These urban exhibition spaces delivered the theme of mobility directly to the people. And via the so-called “Blue Lane,” visitors were able to test drive and experience the new e-vehicles on the road between fair center and inner city.
Back to Real Encounters Thanks to a Perfect Hygiene System
Of course, the pandemic was not simply tuned out in Munich. Thanks to the impeccable organization and strict inspection system, visitors and exhibitors were able to meet again “for real” and in person after a long time. Without Covid-19, there may have been more visitors on site, but we still feel very good about the result: As KEBA has long been one of the most successful manufacturers in home charging as well as fleet and destination charging, interest in our products was immense. Along with the tangible shifts in drive concepts, the many compelling discussions with partners and clients from around the world confirmed our approach. Their feedback drove home just how reliable and safe our charging technology is. It makes us proud to be part of the technological change that we have been accompanying from the get-go—and that has now reached a wide audience.
A few impressions of our booth at the IAA Mobility 2021:
This was E-world 2020: Our photo gallery
At the well-attended E-world energy & water 2020, Europe’s leading trade fair for the energy sector, it was evident that the topic of electromobility is currently on the minds of almost all participants in the energy business. And why? Because shifting trends in mobility and the energy transition complement each other perfectly! In the future, electric vehicles will be an integral part of the energy sector. Intelligent, controllable wall boxes are required to create these grids. Visitors at our KEBA trade fair stand were able to see these boxes for themselves. You can take a look at our photo gallery here with our impressions from the trade fair.
KEBA at EVS 32 in Lyon
We at KEBA are convinced that the future of electromobility lies in smart charging stations. Our wall boxes are capable of not only charging, but also controlling, communicating and networking. Experience this first hand at the leading trade fair for electromobility, EVS 32, in Lyon, France. Come visit us at Booth C13 on May 19-22.
The highlights of our new wall box software 1.9.2
Customers who choose intelligent charging stations from KEBA will benefit from our new wall box software 1.9.2, which includes the following highlights: OCPP 1.6, control options via web interface as well as session protocol with data export options. Even after purchase, our customers can download this software update from our website and install it to keep their wall boxes up to date – quickly and easily.