Digital vehicle registration to finally be rolled out across the board
Today, the Federal Cabinet adopted an amendment to the Vehicle Registration Ordinance (FZV). This will make digital vehicle registration much easier and soon available to large customers. The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers welcomes the new regulation, which should ensure that digital vehicle registration will now be used much more widely than before. In the future, this would enable car dealers in particular to register vehicles digitally. The Bundesrat still has to approve the change.
Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK), said: “With the decision of the Federal Cabinet, digital vehicle registration should finally be rolled out across the board in Germany. It is also high time. Because especially the car trade and fleet customers have been hoping for years that they, too, would be able to register vehicles digitally. During the Corona crisis, the closure of registration offices caused major problems for car dealers. The deficits in digital vehicle registration were ruthlessly exposed. We would therefore like to thank the Federal Ministry of Transport for having decisively pushed ahead with the digitalization of vehicle registration recently.”
Together with its partners, the VDIK has intensively supported the Federal Ministry of Transport and the federal states in the development of the central key account interface in recent years. The key account interface leaves the sovereignty over the registration unchanged with the local registration offices and at the same time fulfills the expectation of a modern administration. This includes, for example, the option of one-day registration, which is of considerable economic importance for the car trade. In addition, the wholesale interface ensures that all consumers have access to a uniform range of services throughout Germany.