The economy of Wuhan, the Chinese city from which the Coronavirus pandemic spreads, restarts from the car. The eighteenth edition of the Central China International Auto Show opened on Thursday. Unlike the latest European shows and despite the fear of Covid-19, the big car brands seem to be competing to be there. Over sixty manufacturers, including BMW and Mercedes-Benz, are in fact present at the exhibition with their new models.
Over 100,000 visitors are expected in the provincial capital to visit the Auto Show, where multiple entrances dedicated to controls have been set up to prevent and contain the spread of infections. An area dedicated to sanitary isolation for emergencies was also set up as part of the event.
Several car brands have launched purchase incentive programs e of subsidies for health workers, volunteers and other categories on the front line in the fight against the new coronavirus. The maximum discount on the purchase of a car is 20,000 yuan (about $ 2,850).
The automotive industry represents a fundamental economic sector for the city, the epicenter of the epidemic. The first day of the show exceeded our expectations, said Wang Zhi, deputy secretary general of the Wuhan Automobile Dealership Association. a very positive signal for Wuhan’s exhibition economy and automotive industry. It represents a real milestone to revive Wuhan’s economic engine and increase consumer confidence.
August 14, 2020 (change August 14, 2020 | 16:16)
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