JATO hosts business networking event during the IAA

Nothing is as constant as change, they say. In times of rapidly changing mobility, this also and especially applies to the automotive industry. And for the car shows. The classic expos are becoming less and less important from the manufacturers’ point of view. This is also clearly visible at the IAA. More than 20 major brands from Europe, Asia and the USA did not even make their way to Frankfurt. In addition, many companies prefer to reach their target groups with alternative concepts and formats rather than with an exhibition stand.

JATO Dynamics started doing this at the last IAA two years ago, inviting its customers to a business networking event in the exhibition environment. This year, around 50 representatives from car manufacturers, leasing companies and fleet management companies were welcomed at Villa Metzler.

The automotive industry and its CO2 challenges

Very revealing facts were presented there on the subject of “The automotive industry and its CO2 challenges – is the industry ready for the CO2 emission targets 2020/21 and beyond? To put it bluntly: If the industry were to continue as it has been, it would not be.

And so some important questions arose about the consequences of future CO2 limits: Will the manufacturers achieve the CO2 targets for 2020 and what are the consequences? What will happen if the equipment options are included in the WLTP from 2021? Will the targets still be achieved if the vehicle portfolio remains unchanged? What trends in compliance strategies can already be identified? And what can be expected from 2025 onwards if the limits are even stricter?

Is the industry ready for the CO2 emission targets 2020/21 and beyond?

This was followed by aspects and implications regarding vehicle taxation: What happened after September 2018, when the WLTP homologation led to an increase in average CO2 emissions? What are the impacts and findings of WLTP-based taxation on Finland, where this type of taxation already applies. And which countries are about to introduce WLTP-based taxation? The remarkable results on the current CO2 Challenges for the industry and the current Emission Performance Report can be read on the blog as well.