From 20 to 23 March the New Energy Husum trade fair provided comprehensive information about new products and the latest developments in the field of electric vehicles. After attending talks and viewing the special exhibition on alternative transport, interested visitors to the fair could actually test the vehicles themselves. “After our successful Leaf on Tourroadshow, which is currently visiting celebrity SchleswigHolsteiners, we want to give visitors to New EnergyHusum a better understanding of electric vehicle”,says Peter Becker, managing director of Messe Husum & Congress.
Special exhibition area for electric vehicles
In the special exhibition areas in Halls 2 und 3 renowned car manufacturers, including VW, Mitsubishi,Renault, Nissan and Mercedes, presented their latest models. BMW is showing their i3 model, Mitsubishi its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid and VW the e-up. At the Visitors’ Forum on Sunday 23 March, experts gave short talks about the latest electric vehicle concepts and the potential offered by alternative power trains. ”Electromobility is not just a trending topic at New Energy Husum”, says exhibition boss PeterBecker. “Electric vehicles are no longer just a futuristic vision, but in the light of developments in engineering and high fuel costs, for an increasing number of people they now represent an attractive and environmentally-conscious alternative to traditional cars.”
Experience electric cars
A test track in the outside exhibition area at New Energy Husum gave all visitors the chance to test drive various models, and to experience the special feel of driving an electric vehicle. Messe Husum & Congress also offered its visitors the opportunity to travel between the car park and the exhibition with an eMobile shuttle. Anyone who already owns an alternatively powered vehicle and showed their registration documents at the ticket office were given free admission to the fair on Saturday 22 March. Messe Husum & Congress will also be having a draw at 16:30 to see which of the registered electric vehicle owners will win an iPad mini. Visitors could recharge their electric vehicles at the visitors’ P+R car park and took the eShuttle, or at the exhibition site itself: the use of the eCharging stations provided at the exhibition car parks was free of charge.
Funding initiative celebrates anniversary
The electromobile cooperative association eE4mobileis celebrated its fourth anniversary at New Energy Husum on 21 March. Since it was founded by a group of private individuals, businesses and institutions at New Energy Husum 2010, eE4mobile has gained over 200 members and promote electric vehicles in North Frisia. The entertaining programme of festivities includes futuroligist and trend researcher Lars Thomsen giving an outlook into the future of electric-powered transport in his keynote speech, which took place on Friday evening as part of the New Energy Science Slam. Interested fair visitors were invited to join the association’s membersat this event free of charge.
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