05 Sep

Passenger car market grows slightly in August

5. September 2022|Categories: News|

According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority, 199,200 new passenger cars were registered in Germany in August. This is 3 percent more than in the same month last year. After six months in reverse gear, the passenger car market is up year-on-year for the first time since February. However, the [...]

23 Jun

General Assembly elects new VDIK Board

23. June 2022|Categories: News|

At the General Assembly of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) today, several board members were elected. Reinhard Zirpel was confirmed as VDIK President for another two years by the General Assembly. He has held the office since 2016. Jürgen Keller was elected by the members as the [...]

28 Sep

VinFast becomes VDIK member

28. September 2021|Categories: News|

The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers welcomes a new member. VinFast was admitted to the VDIK by decision of the Board of Directors. As a result, the association now represents 38 brands of passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturers from twelve countries in Germany. A particular strength of the [...]

12 Jan

Almost 400,000 new e-cars registered in 2020

12. January 2021|Categories: News|

In Germany, 82,800 electric vehicles were newly registered in December. The increase compared to the same month last year is 629 percent. Over the entire past year, e-vehicle registrations increased by 263 percent to 394,939 units. These include purely battery-powered electric cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles. They reached [...]

11 Jan

VDIK Welcomes Start of Support Program for Cleaner Trucks

11. January 2021|Categories: News|

The Federal Ministry of Transport has given the go-ahead for the national fleet renewal program for heavy trucks. The corresponding funding directive has already entered into force. The International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association welcomes the launch of the new program. The market for heavy commercial vehicles slumped by around 29 [...]

11 Sep

Softening of design protection in the crisis wrong signal

11. September 2020|Categories: News|

Yesterday, the Bundestag decided to introduce a repair clause, which is to significantly limit the design protection of car manufacturers for visible spare parts. Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) explained: "The performance of the automotive industry is based not least on the fact [...]

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