Scheduled to take place from 5 to 10 September, 2023, the IAA Mobility show in Munich will welcome manufacturers and equipment suppliers who are investing in hydrogen. Which ones? Keep reading.
Let’s start by saying that this 2023 show will be all about battery-powered electric vehicles. Tesla will be there, as will Chinese competitors (BYD, Xpeng) and battery manufacturers (CATL, LG, Panasonic). However, hydrogen will not get swept under the carpet that easily, quite the contrary. We should keep in mind that Germany has updated its hydrogen strategy to include mobility.
In the absence of Hyundai and Toyota, BMW will have to carry the message. The Bavarian manufacturer, which is playing at home, will be exhibiting its ix5 Hydrogen. The prototype is currently touring the world.
It is the equipment manufacturers who will be doing most to promote hydrogen. The Bosch group, which has decided to invest 2.5 billion euros in this field (electrolysers, fuel cells) will probably be the best ambassador. EKPO, the joint venture between ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium, will also be there. The Forvia group will also be in Munich, along with Faurecia and its activities in fuel tanks (and fuel cell via Symbio).
The show’s website also mentions the H2 Akademie (based in Hallstadt), HTM Hydro Technology Motors (a Frankfurt-based company developing a hydrogen engine for commercial vehicles) and Hytacc (the National Centre for Hydrogen Innovation and Technology, set up by several partners).
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Do you want to learn more about the IAA Mobility 2023 and hydrogen? Then our latest article about the past edition of this event should interest you. You can read our latest article about Forvia at the IAA Mobility 2022 in Hanover here.
Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King