Following huge success at the inaugural event, The Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe moves to Hanover in 2018.
For an event that serves the entire battery and electric & hybrid supply chain, Hanover is the perfect host, a city where the automotive industry plays a crucial role in the state’s economy, with 30% of employment in Lower Saxony from this sector. A large proportion of this is attributed to automotive suppliers Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge (VW) and Continental AG, vehicle system manufacturers WABCO, construction machinery manufacturers Komatsu Hanomag and battery factory Johnson Controls, as well as many more automobile production facilities across the state.
Development of future-oriented mobility is of vital importance to the region, a place that is thriving with opportunity for the emobility industry. This is supported by the federal government who have invested 38m Euro in the region of Lower Saxony over the last five years through the “Our Horsepower Turns Electric,” showcase, an ambitious promotional programme to try out new solutions within electric mobility sustainable energy production. More than 200 participants from business, science, state and municipalities within the region are co-operating, with a focus on future-oriented intermodal mobility concepts, modern and smart charging concepts, the additional production of renewable energy, the development and production of e-vehicles and components, international trade fairs and business links.
Volkswagen are supporting this shift towards emobility with a recent pledge to create 9,000 new jobs in battery production and mobility services at factories in Germany, reducing its reliance on external battery supply, and creating more demand for suppliers of battery materials, components and manufacturing equipment.
Situated in the heart of Europe, Lower Saxony offers increased opportunities of globalization, a key aspect for the 80+ international suppliers already confirmed to exhibit at the event and seeking collaborations across the global supply chain. The state capital, Hanover, boasts major north-south and east-west transport routes, providing easy access to the 2018 event’s anticipated 5000 attendees.
The event takes place 15-17 May, 2018, Hanover, Germany. Find out more here: