10 Jan

2021 was a record year for alternative drives

10. January 2022|Categories: Press release|

Last year, 681,864 new electric vehicles were registered in Germany. This was an increase of 73 percent. They accounted for 26 percent of the total market, up from 12 percent in the same period of the previous year. New registrations of battery-powered electric cars rose by 83 percent to 355,961. [...]

05 Jan

Car market ran with handbrake on in 2021

5. January 2022|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market slumped by 10 percent in 2021 compared with the previous year. The Federal Motor Transport Authority registered a good 2.62 million new registrations. The year ended with a particularly sharp decline. In December, only 227,600 new passenger cars were registered. That is a drop of [...]

04 Jan

VDIK: 2022 will be a decisive year for alternative drives

4. January 2022|Categories: Press release|

At the beginning of the new year, there are numerous political decisions to be made that are of decisive importance for the continued success of alternative drives in Germany. Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, commented: "Now that electric cars have achieved a market breakthrough, [...]

15 Dec

LEVC becomes VDIK member

15. December 2021|Categories: Press release|

The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers welcomes a new member. Following a decision by the Board of Directors, the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) will be admitted to the VDIK as of January 1, 2022. This means that the association now represents 40 brands of passenger car and commercial [...]

13 Dec

VDIK welcomes Extension of Innovation Premium

13. December 2021|Categories: Press release|

Today, Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck announced the extension of the purchase premium for electric vehicles in its current amount until the end of 2022. Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDK), commented: "The electric car purchase premium is essential for the success of [...]

07 Dec

Electric cars up 14 percent in November

7. December 2021|Categories: Press release|

Approximately 68,200 new electric vehicles were registered in November 2021, an increase of 14 percent. While battery-powered electric cars increased by 39 percent, plug-in hybrids recorded a 9 percent decline. In the first eleven months, new electric registrations increased by 92 percent to more than 600,000 units compared to the [...]

03 Dec

Passenger car market down 32 percent in November

3. December 2021|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market recorded a 32 percent year-on-year decline in November. The Federal Motor Transport Authority registered 198,300 new registrations. For the first eleven months, the decline amounts to 8 percent. A total of 2.39 million new passenger cars were registered. Among them, 961,300 were new passenger cars [...]

02 Dec

Passenger car market slumps unexpectedly sharply in 2021

2. December 2021|Categories: Press release|

• Elektro-Auto-Boom hält an: 70 Prozent mehr Zulassungen • Einbruch im Pkw-Markt: voraussichtlich 2,6 Mio. Neuwagen • Lkw-Markt: 345.000 Neuzulassungen • Prognose 2022: 3 Mio. neue Pkw, wenn Halbleiterversorgung besser • Elektromobilität 2022: 850.000 neue BEV und PHEV Nach dem Rückgang im vergangenen Jahr erwartet der Verband der Internationalen [...]

25 Nov

VDIK: New government wants to accelerate ramp-up of alternative drives

25. November 2021|Categories: Press release|

Commenting on the coalition agreement of the SPD, the Greens and the FDP, Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK), says: "With the coalition agreement, the future government partners have now created the basis to reliably govern Germany in the coming years. The international motor [...]

17 Nov

MG Motor becomes VDIK member

17. November 2021|Categories: Press release|

The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers welcomes a new member. MG Motor has been admitted to the VDIK. The association now represents 39 brands of passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturers from 13 countries in Germany. Vehicles with alternative drives and especially electric vehicles are readily available in Germany [...]

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