The upcoming Frankfurt auto show (IAA) will have a dedicated hall showcasing new electric-vehicle technology.

The German Auto Industry Association (VDA), which organizes the world's biggest car show, said the "Hall for Electric Mobility" will feature makers of electric vehicles such as Daimler, Opel, Renault and Mitsubishi; suppliers including Robert Bosch and Siemens; other companies involved in the automotive transformation such as IBM, BASF and E.ON; and associations and universities.

"This initiative, which goes across industries, is meant to illustrate the changes taking place in the automotive value chain," said VDA President Matthias Wissmann. "It shows that tomorrow's mobility requires a joint effort that easily crosses the traditional borders between individual industries."

During the IAA, two major conferences focus on electric vehicles and new automotive technologies. On Sept 21, the VDA is organizing an electro-mobility conference featuring key boardmembers of the major German automakers.

And on Sept 22, automotiveIT is holding its carIT - Mobility 3.0 conference. For more information on this event, please go to: http://www.car-it.com/registration .

The IAA opens with two press days on Sept 13 and 14. The show is open to the industry and the general public from Sept. 15 through Sept 25.