06 Aug

One in four new cars in July with electric drive

6. August 2021|Categories: Press release, Uncategorized|

In July 2021, 55,656 new electric vehicles were registered, an increase of 55 percent. In the first seven months, new electric registrations almost tripled year-on-year to 368,200 units (up 183 percent). This included 174,180 battery-powered electric cars (up 185 percent) and 193,725 plug-in hybrids (up 182 percent). They accounted for [...]

06 Aug

Dampener for the passenger car market in July

6. August 2021|Categories: Press release|

In July, 236,400 new passenger cars were registered in Germany. This is 25 percent fewer than in the same month of the previous year. In the first seven months of this year, the volume of new registrations rose by 7 percent to 1.63 million units. This is the second-lowest market [...]

03 Aug

Go-ahead for commercial vehicles with alternative drives

3. August 2021|Categories: Press release|

"Appropriate financial framework conditions are a crucial prerequisite for the spread of climate-friendly commercial vehicles. With the new funding program for commercial vehicles with alternative drives, the Federal Ministry of Transport is therefore giving an important starting signal. The international manufacturers already offer a large number of commercial vehicles with [...]

16 Jul

VDIK welcomes increase in funding for private wallboxes

16. July 2021|Categories: Press release|

The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) welcomes the decision of the Federal Government to provide the KfW program for private charging infrastructure with additional funds. VDIK President Reinhard Zirpel commented: "In addition to an efficient public charging infrastructure, it is crucial for buyers of electric vehicles to be [...]

14 Jul

VDIK presents positions for the Bundestag elections

14. July 2021|Categories: Press release|

About ten weeks before the Bundestag elections, the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) is presenting just-in-time recommendations for mobility policy in the upcoming legislative period. The 37 international car brands from eleven different countries that are organised in the VDIK represent a passenger car market share of about [...]

09 Jul

Promotion of private wallboxes must continue quickly

9. July 2021|Categories: Press release|

The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) calls on the Federal Government to quickly provide the KfW programme for private charging infrastructure with additional funds. VDIK President Reinhard Zirpel commented: "In addition to the public charging infrastructure, the private charging infrastructure is of decisive importance for buyers of electric [...]

08 Jul

VDIK welcomes extension of the increased purchase premium for e-vehicles until 2025

8. July 2021|Categories: Press release|

The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) welcomes the fact that the Federal Ministry of Economics has now actually implemented the extension of the increased purchase bonus for electric vehicles until 2025, as announced in November. VDIK President Reinhard Zirpel commented: "The eco-bonus with the doubled state contribution is [...]

07 Jul

Over 300,000 new e-cars in the first half-year

7. July 2021|Categories: Press release|

In the first half of 2021, 312,498 new electric vehicles hit the roads in Germany. The number more than tripled compared to the same period last year (plus 233 percent). Among them were 148,716 battery-powered electric cars (up 236 percent) and 163,571 plug-in hybrids (up 230 percent). The share of [...]

22 Jun

Zirpel: The race for the commercial vehicle drive of the future is open

22. June 2021|Categories: Press release|

Today, the Federal Ministry of Transport hosted the Commercial Vehicle Conference "The Road to Zero-Emission Logistics on the Road". Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK): "The race for the drive system of the future in commercial vehicles is open. True technological openness is essential [...]

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