Small, agile and ideal for solving a whole range of traffic problems, electric-powered micro-vehicles are popping up at a rapid rate – both on our roads and in transport policy circles. Deutsche Messe has put its weight behind this key trend – the "micro-wave", as it were – with its new micromobility expo, which premieres at the Hannover Exhibition Center from 2 to 4 May 2019. The show is dedicated to micro-vehicles – the growing array of passenger and goods vehicles, usually electric powered, that are smaller than conventional passenger cars. Almost every day, it seems, new types of eScooters, eBikes and cargo bikes are hitting the market faster than people can find names for them.
It is widely expected that micromobility will bring solutions to problems like traffic jams and air pollution, not to mention help achieve transport-sector climate protection targets. Micro-vehicles offer enormous potential to close the gap between public mass transit and private mobility by car, bicycle and on foot. The micromobility expo provides an important new platform for this trend and for all stakeholders in the micromobility sector. It is being staged by Deutsche Messe in cooperation with the Hannover Braunschweig Göttingen Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region (Metropolregion Hannover), with Dr. Bernd Althusmann, the German state of Lower Saxony’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Digitization, as the show’s official patron.