Press releases

16 Jan

One in two new cars had an alternative drive system in 2022

16. January 2023|Categories: Press release|

New registrations of vehicles with alternative powertrains increased 81 percent in December compared to the same month last year. For 2022 as a whole, 17 percent more electric cars, hybrids with and without plugs, mild hybrids and gas-powered passenger cars were newly registered, totaling more than 1.3 million vehicles. This [...]

04 Jan

Passenger car market: 2022 ends with a strong final spurt

4. January 2023|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market closed the year 2022 with a strong final spurt. In December, 314,300 new passenger cars were registered. This corresponded to growth of 38 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. The passenger car market thus turned positive shortly before the end of [...]

30 Dec

VDIK: Climate-friendly mobility must remain affordable

30. December 2022|Categories: Press release|

As of 1 January, the purchase bonus for electric cars in Germany will be reduced. Plug-in hybrids will no longer be eligible for the environmental bonus at all. Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK), comments: "The new year confronts customers in Germany with higher [...]

15 Dec

E-vehicles increase by 51 percent in November

15. December 2022|Categories: Press release|

New registrations of vehicles with alternative drives increased by 47 percent in November compared to the same month last year. In the first eleven months of this year, 9 percent more new electric cars, hybrids with and without plugs, mild hybrids and gas-powered passenger cars were registered, totaling nearly 1.1 [...]

13 Dec

Alexander Jess elected to the DVR Board

13. December 2022|Categories: Press release|

Today, the German Road Safety Council elected its new Board of Directors. At the general meeting, VDIK Managing Director Alexander Jess was also elected to the DVR's executive committee for the first time. Jess emphasized: "Ensuring that our roads become safer and safer is an important concern for us at [...]

05 Dec

Passenger car market up 31 percent in November

5. December 2022|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market grew strongly in November. According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority, 260,600 new passenger cars were registered. This was 31 percent more than in the same month last year. In the first eleven months, the volume of new registrations was 2 percent (2.34 million units) [...]

02 Dec

Passenger car market to remain weak in 2022

2. December 2022|Categories: Press release|

- New passenger car registrations down 1 percent to 2.6 million - E-cars: up 9 percent, momentum declining - Truck market: 310,000 new commercial vehicles registered - Forecast 2023: 2.75 million new passenger cars (up 6 percent) The German passenger car market will remain at a low point in 2022. [...]

23 Nov

VDIK Criticizes New Environmental Bonus Directive

23. November 2022|Categories: Press release|

The Federal Government has published the new environmental bonus directive. Unfortunately, it does not provide for a customer-friendly option to reserve the bonus. This means that it will still not be possible to apply for the environmental bonus at the time of purchase, but only once the vehicle has been [...]

15 Nov

Alternative drives increase by 25 percent in October

15. November 2022|Categories: Press release|

New registrations of vehicles with alternative drives increased by 25 percent in October. About 5 percent more new electric cars, hybrids with and without plugs, mild hybrids and gas-powered passenger cars were registered in the first ten months of this year, totaling nearly 952,000 vehicles. In October, 35,781 new battery-electric [...]

03 Nov

Passenger car market up 17 percent in October

3. November 2022|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market grew strongly in October. According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority, 208,600 new passenger cars were registered. This was 17 percent more than in the same month last year. This growth in October also reduced the losses of the year to date: In the first [...]

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