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 [...]

03 Sep

Car market down 20 percent in August

3. September 2020|Categories: News|

The German passenger car market suffered a setback in August with a minus of 20 percent compared to the same month last year. The Federal Motor Transport Authority registered 251,044 new registrations. However, August 2020 had one working day less. In the first eight months the decline was 29 percent, [...]

02 Sep

Plug-in hybrids make a significant contribution to CO2 reduction

2. September 2020|Categories: News|

The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) explains the importance of plug-in hybrid vehicles for reducing CO2 emissions in traffic: Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are, along with BEVs, an integral part of the drive strategy for many manufacturers. These vehicles already enable electric and thus locally emission-free driving. At the [...]

11 Aug

Innovation premium takes electric car market to record level

11. August 2020|Categories: News|

In Germany, 35,955 electric vehicles were newly registered in July, including purely battery-powered electric cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles. The increase over the same month last year is 288 percent. Compared to the previous month, which already had a very high number of registrations, the increase is about [...]

14 May

VDIK welcomes extension of toll exemption for natural gas trucks

14. May 2020|Categories: News|

The German Bundestag has decided to extend the toll exemption for natural gas trucks. Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) welcomed the decision: "In this way, the Federal Government is creating planning security for transport companies that rely on environmentally friendly gas trucks. Natural [...]

21 Apr

Setting impulses for low-emission vehicles

21. April 2020|Categories: News|

The corona crisis is hitting the global automotive industry hard. Despite the restart of production in Europe and the reopening of car dealerships, the dangers for businesses and jobs are far from over. Another major concern is that customers are more reluctant to buy alternative drive systems in uncertain times. [...]

31 Mar

Joint press release by VDA, VDIK and ZDK

31. March 2020|Categories: News|

VDA, VDIK and ZDK: Making new vehicle registrations possible across the country quickly - preventing insolvencies and job losses in the motor vehicle trade The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) and the German Federation of Motor Trades and Repairs (ZDK) [...]

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