During the event dedicated to the new Ducato MY2020, the evolution of the Best-Seller that has been fulfilling the whole spectrum of business needs for 38 years, the Fiat Professional brand gave the world its very first glimpse of the Ducato Electric – an all-electric BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) version - which will go on sale during 2020 and team up with the natural gas Ducato Natural Power to complete the alternative fuel offering.

In the run-up to the IAA in September 2019 in Frankfurt, technology company Continental will be presenting numerous innovations that reflect the three major trends of the industry summit, all under the tagline of “Mobility is the Heartbeat of Life.”

The BMW Group and Daimler AG are launching their cooperation on automated driving: representatives from the two companies today signed an agreement for a long-term strategic cooperation, which will focus on joint development of next-generation technologies for driver assistance systems, automated driving on highways and automated parking (all to SAE Level 4). In addition, further talks are planned to extend the cooperation to higher levels of automation in urban areas and city centres. This underscores the long-term and lasting nature of the undertaking, which will extend to encompass a scalable platform for automated driving. The non-exclusive cooperation is also open to other OEMs and technology partners, with results being made available to other OEMs under license.

Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive distributor for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is highlighting the exceptional design features and smart innovations that make Renault ZOE, the first choice among electric cars.

BMW i is preparing to launch the next generation of solely electrically powered models. Three of the brand’s electric models are currently going through a key phase of their series development process at the BMW Group’s winter test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden.

Following a glittering public reveal at Auto Shanghai just last month, Aston Martin’s first all-electric model – Rapide E – has wowed the crowds in Monaco, after taking to the city’s world-famous streets for it first public demonstration ahead of the Formula E Monaco ePrix.

Months before its official world premiere at the IAA international motor show, the next milestone has already been reached: Today, Volkswagen is officially announcing the name of the first model of the new ID. family. It will be called ID.31. The number 3 is significant in two ways. On the one hand, it indicates the ID. as belonging to the compact segment, which is the class distinction in both internal and industry-wide classification systems. On the other, the ID.3 follows the Beetle and the Golf to introduce the third major chapter of strategic importance for the history of the brand.

With New Energy Vehicles (NEV) rapidly increasing in popularity, 2019 will be a landmark year for MG Motor as the company rolls out its first all-electric SUV in a number of markets around the world. The MG EZS, already a Middle East favorite in its petrol guise, is the first of a series of models featuring innovative electric vehicle technology that will see the British-born brand establish its place as a world-leader in the field of NEVs.

Porsche’s first purely electrically driven sports car, the Taycan, is currently completing its final test drives before it enters series production. In Scandinavia, just a few kilometres away from the Arctic Circle, it is proving its potential in terms of driving dynamics on snow and ice. At the same time, Porsche engineers are taking advantage of the summer in the Southern Hemisphere. In South Africa, they are conducting performance tests, as well as final adjustments in terms of continuous performance and reproducibility. In Dubai they are carrying out hot-climate endurance runs and testing battery charging under extreme conditions. The 30 countries across the globe in which these comprehensive tests are being carried out have temperatures that range from minus 35 to plus 50 degree Celsius.

The 2019 Geneva International Motor Show sees the debut of the Fiat Concept Centoventi, a concept vehicle that perfectly expresses the Italian brand's idea of electric mass mobility in the near future. It is the expression of a bold, democratic future vision based on 120 years of history and experience in the field - hence the name of the prototype that means “One Hundred and Twenty” in Italian - which, maintaining the tradition, is destined to break away from the past and push beyond. Just as in the Fifties, for example, when the Fiat 500 sparked an industrial and cultural revolution, overcoming traditional categories in looks, design and engineering to become a masterpiece, unlike anything else in the automotive industry history, the first real example of mobility affordable to the mass market.