With over 400 exhibitors from 28 countries and over 12,000 visitors eCarTec Munich is furthering its lead as the worldwide largest Trade Fair for Electric & Hybrid Mobility
463 international exhibitors and over 12,000 visitors – that´s the conclusion of this year’s eCarTec Munich, which was held from October 21 – 23, 2014 in Hall B3 and B4 of the Munich Trade Fair Centre.
“The eCarTec Munich 2014 was able to extend its lead as the world’s largest and most important trade fair for electric and hybrid mobility again this year. At the moment you will find no other show that reflects the versatility of electric mobility in a similar way. Especially the high proportion of foreign exhibitors was particularly gratifying for us this year. With 40 %, spread out on a total of 28 countries (2013: 14) it was much higher than last year. This was also reflected by the numerous international joint pavilions, such as the presentations from the Netherlands, Finland, China, Korea, Slovenia and Hungary. With around 12,000 trade visitors from home and abroad, the trade fair again recorded a consistently high number of visitors and has caused full halls and satisfied exhibitors”, explains Robert Metzger – Managing Director at MunichExpo Veranstaltungs GmbH and organizer of the eCarTec and MATERIALICA.
Covering 25,000 square meters the exhibitors of the eCarTec 2014 presented the complete range of electric mobility including charging stations and charging infrastructure, battery systems and drive modules as well as electric vehicles of all kinds, eSharing and Mobility Concepts.
At the eLiveDrive – the trade fair’s own indoor and outdoor test area – the visitors of eCarTec got the opportunity to experience electric mobility at first hand. Over 100 electric vehicles could be tested there – including Segways, Electric Scooter, Electric Cars and Commercial Vehicles.
Also Josef Schmid, second mayor of the City of Munich and Head of the Department of Labor and Economic Affairs, was extensively informed about the latest industry developments during his visit on the first exhibition day. “We want to advance strongly in Munich electric mobility in the coming years, because we are convinced that electric mobility will be the mobility the future,” said Josef Schmid on the occasion of his visit to the eCarTec Munich 2014.
A special highlight at eCarTec Munich 2014 and MATERIALICA 2014 were the presentations for the Materialica Design + Technology Award 2014 and the eCarTec Award 2014 moderated by Jan Stecker – moderator of the TV magazine ‘Abenteuer Auto’ from T.V channel Kabel eins.
16 Companies received the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Gold- and Silver-Awards in the categories “Material”, “Surface & Technology”, “Product” and “CO2 Efficiency” − four companies were awarded the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Best-of-Awards. The Student Award worth
1,500 EUR was granted to Jeongdae Kim, student of the University of Arts at Bremen in Germany.
Following the award ceremony of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award, the eCarTec Award 2014 was presented from 6.00 p.m. as Bavarian State Award for electric mobility.
Altogether, six companies received the eCarTec Award 2014 in the categories “Electric Vehicle”, “Energy & Infrastructure”, “Energy Storage”, “Powertrain & Electronics”, “Product Concept/Vision” as well as in the special category “Sustainable Mobility Concepts”. The eCarTec Award was awarded by Dr. Johann Schachtner from the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology and by Robert Metzger, organizer of the eCarTec Award and the eCarTec Trade Fair.
Further information about the winners of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2014 and the eCarTec Award 2014 you will also find at www.materialica.de and www.ecartec.de
The eCarTec Munich 2015 will take place at the Munich Trade Fair Centre from October 20th to 22nd, 2015. More information you will find at www.ecartec.com