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13 Jun

New VDIK-President Michael Lohscheller calls for relief for business and consumers

13. June 2024|Categories: Press release|

Yesterday, Michael Lohscheller became the new President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK). Lohscheller had already been unanimously elected VDIK President by an extraordinary general meeting in February. He succeeds Reinhard Zirpel, who did not stand for re-election after eight years in office. On taking office, Lohscheller [...]

17 May

Share of alternative drive systems declines slightly

17. May 2024|Categories: Press release|

In April, 106,041 cars with alternative drive systems (purely electric, hybrids with and without plugs and gas-powered) were newly registered in Germany. This corresponds to an increase of 17.4 percent compared to the same month last year. However, April had three more working days this year than in 2023. The [...]

04 Apr

New registrations of electric vehicles in reverse gear

4. April 2024|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market recorded a year-on-year decline of 6.2% to 263,844 new registrations in March. However, March 2023 had three more working days. In the first quarter of 2024, passenger car registrations rose by 4.2% year-on-year to 694,785 units. In contrast, new registrations of purely battery electric vehicles [...]

14 Mar

Alternative drive systems grow only slightly in February

14. March 2024|Categories: Press release|

New registrations of vehicles with alternative drive systems (pure electric drive, hybrids with and without plugs and gas) grew by 6.2 percent to 98,124 passenger cars in February 2024 compared to February last year. Adjusted for the additional working day compared to February of the previous year, the increase was [...]

27 Feb

Michael Lohscheller becomes new VDIK President – André Schmidt is the new Vice President of the VDIK

27. February 2024|Categories: Press release|

At the proposal of the Executive Board, an extraordinary general meeting of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) today elected Michael Lohscheller as the new VDIK President. He will take office on June 12, 2024. Lohscheller succeeds Reinhard Zirpel, who had already announced in June 2023 that he [...]

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