September 20, 2021

The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

Battery-powered vehicles to concept cars: Wild wheels at IAA Mobility Show

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, Battery-powered vehicles to concept cars: Wild wheels at IAA Mobility Show, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH
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This week, Munich is hosting IAA Mobility, a reinvention of the car show that for seven decades occurred annually in Frankfurt, until the Covid-19 pandemic forced its cancellation in 2020.

Set amid environmental protests that shut down roadways and the buildup to a September 26 election that will see German Chancellor Angela Merkel replaced after 16 years, IAA has been rebranded to a “mobility” showcase of electric scooters and e-bikes, electric buses and trams, transportation pods, and — oh, yes — some cars, too.

It was the first major show to be held since pandemic cancellations brought Germany’s trade show industry a $47 billion loss, according to the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry. Auto brands were already questioning the relevance of car shows before the novel coronavirus arrived.

Ferrari, Aston Martin, McLaren, and Bentley opted to skip this one, too. But several major manufacturers thought it worth their while to be a part of the confab, which was staged at Munich’s gargantuan convention hall and some of the city’s most significant and beautiful historical sites, including the Bayerische Staatsoper opera house .

, Battery-powered vehicles to concept cars: Wild wheels at IAA Mobility Show, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

Volkswagen showcases its ID.5 GTX crossover coupe

, Battery-powered vehicles to concept cars: Wild wheels at IAA Mobility Show, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

The MINI Vision Urbanaut concept car at a BMW event

, Battery-powered vehicles to concept cars: Wild wheels at IAA Mobility Show, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

A Mercedes-Maybach luxury SUV seen ahead of the IAA Mobility

, Battery-powered vehicles to concept cars: Wild wheels at IAA Mobility Show, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

Hyundai shows off its all-electric Ioniq 6 concept car

, Battery-powered vehicles to concept cars: Wild wheels at IAA Mobility Show, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

The German-Israeli development City Transformer electric car

, Battery-powered vehicles to concept cars: Wild wheels at IAA Mobility Show, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

A Mercedes-Benz scooter

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