Press releases

09 Jul

9. July 2020|Categories: Press release|

In Germany, 18,896 electric vehicles were newly registered in June, including purely battery-powered electric cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles. The increase is 118 percent. New registrations of all-electric vehicles (BEV) rose by 41 percent to 8,119 units in June. In addition, almost four times as many plug-in hybrids [...]

07 Jul

Higher environmental bonus applies retroactively

7. July 2020|Categories: Press release|

The higher purchase premium for electric vehicles comes into effect tomorrow. The new subsidy rates will apply retroactively to vehicles registered after 3 June. The revised guideline for the environmental bonus was already published today in the Federal Gazette. Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers [...]

19 Jun

Polestar becomes VDIK member

19. June 2020|Categories: Press release|

The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers welcomes a new member: Polestar was admitted to the VDIK by resolution of the Board. The Association now represents 37 brands of international passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturers in Germany. A particular strength of the international manufacturers is their wide range of [...]

16 Jun

VDIK members elect board

16. June 2020|Categories: Press release|

At the general meeting of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers today, several board members were elected in rotation. Reinhard Zirpel was confirmed as VDIK President for another two years by the General Assembly. He has held the office since 2016. In addition, Dr. Kolja Rebstock (Managing Director of [...]

10 Jun

Electric car market remains below expectations in May

10. June 2020|Categories: Press release|

In Germany, 12,358 electric vehicles were newly registered in May, including pure electric cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles. The increase is 56 percent. New registrations of pure electric cars (BEV) rose slightly in May by 20 percent to 5,578 units. In addition, about twice as many plug-in hybrids [...]

10 Jun

Hydrogen is very important for climate-neutral mobility

10. June 2020|Categories: Press release|

"Hydrogen plays an important role in the mobility of the future. Especially in times of crisis it is important to set the course for future technologies. The international motor vehicle manufacturers therefore welcome the adoption of the National Hydrogen Strategy by the Federal Cabinet, in which Germany sets clear goals [...]

04 Jun

Economic stimulus package boosts innovation and economic recovery

4. June 2020|Categories: Press release|

The international motor vehicle manufacturers regard the extensive economic stimulus package adopted yesterday by the grand coalition as an important step towards overcoming the corona crisis. Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) said: "The Federal Government is thus laying the foundation for an economic [...]

14 May

VDIK welcomes extension of toll exemption for natural gas trucks

14. May 2020|Categories: News|

The German Bundestag has decided to extend the toll exemption for natural gas trucks. Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) welcomed the decision: "In this way, the Federal Government is creating planning security for transport companies that rely on environmentally friendly gas trucks. Natural [...]

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