Press releases

24 Nov

Better use of potential for charging infrastructure in new buildings

24. November 2020|Categories: Press release|

The EU has set new requirements to ensure that new homes are prepared in such a way that charging infrastructure for electric cars can be created cost-effectively in the future. The Bundestag is to pass the Building Electromobility Infrastructure Act (Gebäude-Elektromobilitätsinfrastrukturgesetz, GEIG), which is currently being discussed in parliament. VDIK [...]

18 Nov

VDIK welcomes extension of the innovation bonus

18. November 2020|Categories: Press release|

The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) welcomes the announcements of the Federal Government for further subsidies for climate-friendly mobility. "By extending the innovation premium until 2025, the breakthrough of electric mobility that we are experiencing this year can be sustained. This will create planning security for customers and [...]

10 Nov

VDIK welcomes extension of the innovation bonus

10. November 2020|Categories: Press release|

The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) welcomes the announcements of the Federal Government for further subsidies for climate-friendly mobility. "By extending the innovation premium until 2025, the breakthrough of electric mobility that we are experiencing this year can be sustained. This will create planning security for customers and [...]

04 Nov

Passenger car market down slightly in October

4. November 2020|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market again recorded a slight year-on-year decline in October despite an additional working day. The Federal Motor Transport Authority registered 274,303 new registrations. That is a drop of 4 percent. Since the beginning of the year the market has fallen by 23 percent, with 2.32 million [...]

09 Oct

Electric car market on record course

9. October 2020|Categories: Press release|

In Germany, 41,353 new electric vehicles were registered in September. This represents an increase of 337 percent over the same month last year. New registrations of purely battery-powered electric cars (BEV) rose by 260 percent to 21,188 units. In addition, more than five times as many plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) were [...]

07 Oct

New funding program promotes private charging infrastructure

7. October 2020|Categories: Press release|

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has launched a new funding program for private charging infrastructure. Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK), said: "Electric mobility is booming. We expect around 280,000 new electric cars in Germany this year. The expansion of the [...]

05 Oct

New passenger car registrations up 8 percent in September

5. October 2020|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market recorded an 8 percent increase in September compared to the same month last year. The Federal Motor Transport Authority registered 265,227 new registrations. However, September 2020 had one more working day. In the first three quarters of 2020 the decline was 25 percent, with 2.04 [...]

18 Sep

VDIK welcomes reform of the residential property law

18. September 2020|Categories: Press release|

The Bundestag yesterday passed a comprehensive reform of the residential property law. In the future, both condominium owners and tenants will have a legal claim to the installation of a charging device for an electric vehicle. Who wants to create on its parking bay a loading point, must ask in [...]

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, [...]

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