Within the framework of the European Mobility Week, the International Car Free Day was organised again in Debrecen on 18 September 2021. Last year, the event had to be postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic, but this year the hugely popular event has been staged with more exhibitors than ever before and at a new venue.
Since 2002, a series of European Mobility Week events have been held in Hungary every year between 16 and 22 September, consisting of a series of thematic days to promote environmentally friendly and sustainable urban transport. This year’s motto was “Sustainable transport for safety and health”. As part of this event, which is becoming more and more popular every year, two subsidiaries of the ITK Group, INTER TAN-KER Zrt. and Inter Traction Electrics Kft., were exhibitors at the Debrecen Car Free Day on 18 September. We were delighted to accept the invitation of the Municipality of Debrecen and DKV Zrt., as the slogan of our Group, “Sustainable Mobility”, is fully in line with the objectives of the programme. It is also a great opportunity to meet the local population and address our passengers. The stands and the exhibition area have been set up in a new location in the city centre, on Market Street. Young and old alike tried their luck at the bus driver simulator, while our exhibited buses were also very popular. The Mercedes-Benz REFORM 501 LE used by the Hungarian Swimming Association was constantly full of “passengers” and “drivers”. Our newly “packed” Mercedes-Benz eVito attracted a lot of attention as soon as we drove it through the city. And our third vehicle on display, the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter, attracted a lot of interest from those looking for a goods vehicle for their business. Throughout the day, we had a huge number of people stopping by our Group stand. Some were there to play, some to look around, but many were also interested in the Group’s activities, the developments that are planned, and many shared their thoughts on public transport and alternative powertrains. We hope the programme will be as successful next year!