For many automobile industry insiders, the IAA passenger car edition, which was last held in Frankfurt three years ago, represented the breakthrough of the electric car.
The commercial vehicle sector appears to have reached a tipping point in Hanover.
"More than half of all new trucks will be electric by 2035" – McKinsey
The most striking thing about this year's IAA? Innovation en masse in the transport sector, from trucks to buses to light rail systems as well as freight trains. The IAA is now more than just a show for cars – it's become a platform for all modes.
We will see a portfolio of decarbonization solutions in the commercial vehicle industry
From our point of view, most trailers and busses were rather traditional, even with electric powertrains, however now and then, new designs and features could be spotted: the Mercedes Benz Long Haul, the Nikola Tre FCEV, DURACAR, or Big E.