08 Jun

VDIK members elect board

8. June 2021|Categories: Press release|

At the general meeting of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers today, several board members were elected in rotation. Uwe Hochgeschurtz was confirmed by the General Assembly as VDIK Vice President and Board Member for another two years. Hochgeschurtz is Chairman of the Board of Renault Deutschland AG. Frank [...]

07 Jun

New registrations of electric cars more than tripled

7. June 2021|Categories: Press release|

In May, 54,042 new electric vehicles were registered in Germany. At 337 percent, the increase was particularly high, partly due to the rather weak month in the previous year. In the first five months, 247,763 new electric vehicles hit the roads. The number more than tripled compared with the same [...]

03 Jun

Passenger car market up 37 percent in May

3. June 2021|Categories: Press release|

In May, 230,600 new passenger cars were registered in Germany. This is 37 percent more than in the same month last year. In the first five months of this year, the volume of new registrations thus rose by 13 percent to 1.12 million units. International manufacturers achieved a market share [...]

21 May

Fast charging increases attractiveness of electric driving

21. May 2021|Categories: Press release|

Yesterday, the Bundestag passed the new fast-charging law. This means that the tendering process for around 1,000 fast-charging sites in Germany can begin. In this way, the federal government wants to create a nationwide high-power charging network by 2023. VDIK President Reinhard Zirpel commented: "The fast charging network is a [...]

10 May

New electric car registrations tripled since start of year

10. May 2021|Categories: Press release|

In April, 50,839 new electric vehicles were registered in Germany. At 395 percent, the increase is particularly high, partly because of the rather weak month in the previous year. In the first four months, 193,696 new electric vehicles hit the roads. The number has thus tripled compared with the same [...]

05 May

Recovery of the passenger car market is a long time coming

5. May 2021|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market grew by 90 percent in April to 229,700 units. The background to this strong increase is the extremely low comparative level of April 2020, when car dealerships and registration offices were almost completely closed. A 10-year comparison shows that April 2021 was also extremely weak, [...]

12 Apr

Electric cars remain on growth track

12. April 2021|Categories: Press release|

In Germany, 142,857 new electric vehicles were registered in the first quarter. The number thus almost tripled compared with the same period of the previous year (plus 172 percent). The share of the overall market rose to 22 percent. This included 64,694 battery-powered electric cars (up 149 percent) and 78,047 [...]

07 Apr

Passenger car market extremely weak in first quarter of 2021

7. April 2021|Categories: Press release|

The number of new passenger car registrations in Germany fell by 6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021. The Federal Motor Transport Authority registered 656,500 new registrations. The first quarter of 2021 was 16 percent below the 10-year average. There has never been a worse first quarter since [...]

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