The IAA Mobility event is to host the international cargo bike awards this year, as the conference continues to expand its focus on micromobility.
Taking place in Munich, Germany from September 5-10, IAA Mobility is now in its fourth year and aims to be a leading platform for mobility, sustainability and tech.
For 2023, the event will be home to the International Cargo Bike of the Year award, run by Huss-Verlag and Logistra magazine.
“Many experts believe that e-cargo bikes have great potential, not only for private but also for commercial use. Combined in the right way they can be a game changer in urban logistics: more shipments with less emissions. Right from the start, we wanted to take account of this trend, which is important for climate protection and a change in the transport sector, with accompanying reporting in our Logistra magazine and with our award, and thus honour the innovative spirit of the manufacturers,” said Rainer Langhammer, managing director of Huss-Verlag.
A jury of logistics professionals will be responsible or judging the candidates in the awards, and will be looking for the most technologically innovative and economical models in three categories – light cargo bikes, heavy cargo bikes, and cargo bike trailers.
Winners will be honoured at a special ceremony at IAA Mobility 2023.
The organisers of IAA have also announced a selection of new exhibitors at the second iteration of its test track, at the Englischer Garten Munich.
Visitors can test the latest bikes and e-bikes on a 3.8km-long circuit.
Brands at the test track will include: Specialized, Bosch eBike Systems, Brose eBike, CaGo Bike, Riese & Müller, Mubea U-Mobility, Schwalbe, Mahle, myStromer, Black Tea Motorbikes, Velo and RKS Motor.
“With the bicycle test track in the English Garden, visitors can try out the latest bike and e-bike models on a designated route and in much-loved surroundings. This is a logical addition to the interactive character of the IAA Mobility. Experience gained from everyday use will benefit users and manufacturers alike. This is precisely what sets a mobility platform like IAA Mobility apart,” said Jürgen Mindel, managing director of VDA.
For more information on IAA Mobility 2023 and to register for the show, visit https://www.iaa.de/en/mobility.