Fahrrad Essen 2019. Messe Essen, ExtraEnergy, manufacturers, Test IT Track sponsor Bafang and not least the test riders paved the way to find the dream pedelec. Triad of offer, advice and test rides. Interview with Hannes Neupert, Chairman ExtraEnergy e.V./Executive Director EnergyBus e.V.
Hannes Neupert, Chairman ExtraEnergy e.V./Executive Director EnergyBus e.V., interviewed at the ExtraEnergy Test IT Track, presented by Bafang, at the Fahrrad Essen 2019.
The interview was conducted by Angela Budde, Editor ExtraEnergy.org.
Angela: For how many years has ExtraEnergy been working together with the Fahrrad Essen?
Hannes: For 10 years, we have been running the Test IT Track at the Fahrrad Essen and supporting the trade fair with accompanying programs on the subject of bicycles. We are pleased to be able to help shape this relevant event beyond the city of Essen for the entire Ruhr area.
Angela: How has the Fahrrad Essen developed in the last 10 years?
Hannes: The Fahrrad Essen has grown steadily in importance. Thanks to the new hall layout, the trade fair has once again been significantly optimized for exhibitors and visitors, especially in the last two years. Meanwhile, the highlight of Fahrrad Essen is Hall 4, in which manufacturers of high-quality pedelecs exhibit and offer test rides on the centrally placed Test IT Track.
Angela: What are the special features of this year´s Test IT Track?
Hannes: The course is optimized for exhibitors and visitors. The regisitration of the test riders takes place only when they enter the track. This allows manufacturers to focus on explaining the product, and test riders do not need to register with manufacturers first.
Angela: Who are the most important partners who make this test track possible?
Hannes: One is Messe Essen, who has continuously developed the fair and is open to new ideas. Furthermore, ExtraEnergy, with 22 years of test track experience and the sponsor, the company Bafang, who enable an uncompromising track operation with their commitment. Of course, the manufacturers and trade fair visitors are also important partners, as they ensure that the track is well-animated during the fair and thereby fulfills its purpose. Through this collaboration, many test riders can find out which pedelec suits them best.
Upcoming Test IT Track events, presented by Bafang:
FOR BIKES in Prague, Czech Republic, at the VELOBerlin, Germany, at the cycle show in Birmingham, UK and at the EiCMA in Milan, Italy.
Further information on the Bafang drive systems at:
Copy, translation and picture: Angela Budde
12th March 2019
Last update: 18th March 2019