March 14 2012.

INTERMOT e-motion, the product area for electrically powered two-wheelers, will be expanded further at this year's INTERMOT Cologne, which will run from 3rd to 7th October 2012.

Pedelecs, e-bikes, e-scooters and e-motorcycles will be presented in a compact manner in Hall 5.2. In addition to exhibitors' requests for significantly more stand space, applications have already been received from renowned exhibitors of established brands, such as Vectrix, e-max, Govecs and SFM (Sachs). Among the new exhibitors in the INTERMOT e-motion product area will be e-bility, with the brands Kumpan and E-Tropolis. Also on board will be the cult brand "Schwalbe" with its "e-Schwalbe" and Ebretti Borghus. In the e-bike segment the manufacturers Biketec, with the Flyer brand, and Winora Staiger have already confirmed their participation.

The international LEV association LEVA will also be attending the Cologne event once again with a joint stand. The topic "electric motors" will also be represented in the other halls of INTERMOT Cologne. 

As the international specialist trade and, of course, the motorcycle fans would expect of INTERMOT Cologne, this key future trend will be accompanied by an impressive and interesting supporting programme, which will include information events and, of course, a large test track.

The expansion of INTERMOT Cologne to include the growth market "electric mobility" was already successfully achieved at the previous event in 2010. A total of 126 exhibitors with more than 350 brands from the e-motorcycle, e-scooter and e-bicycle segments participated at the premiere of INTERMOT e-motion. Trade specialists and private visitors were also very interested, filling the aisles and forming long queues at the test track on every day of the fair. According to a representative survey, over 30,000 trade visitors and more than 75,000 private visitors attended INTERMOT e-motion in Hall 5.2. This means that around 55 per cent of all INTERMOT Cologne visitors attended the fair to learn more about the topic "electric mobility on two wheels".

Electric mobility will also be represented in the INTERMOT Cologne supporting programme. In cooperation with the trade magazine aktiv Radfahren, information and entertainment events will also be staged at INTERMOT e-motion. Furthermore, an 800-metre test track for electrically powered two-wheelers will also be available. INTERMOT e-motion will give visitors the opportunity to test all the marketable models, ranging from pedelecs to scooters.

"I love INTERMOT" - from 3rd to 7th October 2012, the international motorcycle, scooter and bicycle industry will get together in Cologne. On 110,000 m² of exhibition space, over 1,000 suppliers with more than 1,500 brands will present premieres and innovations in the areas for motorcycles, scooters, lightweight and small motorbikes, bicycles, electric mobility, clothing and accessories. A diverse supporting program on more than 75.000 m² of space, including shows, racing sports and test courses in the outdoor area of Koelnmesse will invite visitors at INTERMOT Köln to experience the "live and active" fascination of motorcycles for themselves. INTERMOT Cologne is staged by Koelnmesse GmbH. The event's conceptual sponsor is the German Motorcycle Industry Association (IVM), which is based in Essen.

For further information visit: www.intermot-cologne.com  

INTERMOT Cologne - 3rd to 7th October 2012