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Come visit Electrek (virtually?) at IAA Munich this week

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IAA Mobility in Munich (formerly the Frankfurt Auto Show) opens this week and we are on site with our own booth in the new Mobility area. IAA bills itself as the world’s largest mobility trade show and will have everything from new EVs from makers like BMW, Mercedes, VW, Ford, Smart, Whey and more to ebikes, scooters and other mobility solutions.

If you are attending the show please come visit Electrek at Halle B6 Stand A25. You can search for us in the IAA map of venue here.

If you aren’t able to get to Munich this week, we got you with (€199) virtual tickets here.

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Two-wheelers replacing four: Is the IAA’s new focus on mobility a glimpse of the future for global cities?

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The Frankfurt Auto Show, better known in many circles by its German initials IAA, was the biggest automotive show in the world. But if the last 18 months have taught us anything, it’s that the world is changing – and quickly. Transportation has been one of the most affected areas of society, and that’s hitting consumers everywhere from their pocketbooks to their trade shows.

So perhaps it’s fitting that the world’s largest auto show has evolved into the world’s largest mobility show, coming this September.

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We’re heading to the inaugural IAA Mobility show in Munich — join us

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We’re packing our bags and heading to Germany this September, folks, because the ol’ Frankfurt Auto show has been reimagined for 2021 as IAA Mobility Munich. There will still be tons of cars (Audi, Daimler, Bosch, Mercedes, BMW, VW are all exhibiting, to name a few) and an exponentially growing number of electric among them, but what makes this show different is that a greater focus will be on mobility, autonomy, and environmental sustainability — a perfect match for Electrek and our readers…

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Frankfurt Auto Show, world’s largest, transforms into more inclusive 2021 IAA Mobility show in Munich

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In a sign of the times and our changing world, the IAA (International Motor Show Germany), which was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will return in 2021 as IAA Mobility with a new and broader focus on all forms of mobility. It will also be moving from its decades-long home in Frankfurt to a new location in Munich.

Electrek sat down for an interview with three members of the team to learn more about the radical shift awaiting the world’s largest automotive show.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils an interesting new plug-in hybrid concept: Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile

mercedes-benz-concept-iaa-intelligent-aerodynamic-automob-11-1408x936Mercedes unveiled an interesting new concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show: a sedan which can change its features automatically from design mode to aerodynamic mode once it reaches a speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). The concept is called the IAA, which stands for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, not to be confused with Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), also known as the Frankfurt Motor Show, at which the concept is being unveiled.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be in Germany during the Frankfurt Motor Show

maxresdefault (1)During a visit in Berlin at the end of the month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is scheduled to meet Sigmar Gabriel, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, for a public conversation titled “Economy for Tomorrow”.  The CEO’s visit in Germany coincides with the popular Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), which runs from the 17th to 27th of September.

Tesla is not expected to bring anything new to the Frankfurt Motor Show considering the company’s predilection for unveiling products at their own events instead of at industry shows…

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