04 May

Down 22 percent in April

4. May 2022|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market declined by 22 percent in April compared to the same month last year. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) registered 180,300 new registrations. In the first four months of 2022, around 806,200 new passenger cars were registered, which corresponds to a minus of 9 percent [...]

02 May

VDIK Brands Consolidate Strong Position with Alternative Drives

2. May 2022|Categories: Press release|

The international manufacturers further consolidated their strong role in alternative drives in Germany in the first quarter. A special domain of the VDIK brands are the classic full hybrids. Here, their market share in Germany was 93 percent in the first quarter. VDIK President Reinhard Zirpel emphasized: "If you are [...]

14 Apr

VDIK Criticizes Planned End of Plug-In Subsidy

14. April 2022|Categories: Press release|

A letter from the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection indicates that plug-in hybrids newly registered as of 01 January 2023 will no longer be subsidized in the further development of the environmental bonus. VDIK President Reinhard Zirpel commented: "If the subsidy for plug-in [...]

07 Apr

Alternative drives remain on growth track

7. April 2022|Categories: Press release|

Demand for vehicles with alternative drive systems increased overall in the first quarter. A total of 278,801 new electric cars, hybrids with and without plugs, mild hybrids and gas-powered passenger cars were registered, 13 percent more than in the same period last year. In March, 112,138 new vehicles with alternative [...]

05 Apr

Significant decline in passenger car registrations

5. April 2022|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market declined by 17 percent in March compared to the same month last year. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) registered 241,400 new registrations. In the first quarter of 2022, around 626,000 new passenger cars were registered, which corresponds to a minus of 5 percent compared [...]

24 Mar

Great Wall Motor joins the VDIK

24. March 2022|Categories: Press release|

The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) welcomes another new member. Following a decision by the Board of Directors, Great Wall Motor Deutschland GmbH (GWM) is admitted to the VDIK with the two brands WEY and GWM ORA. Thus, the association in Germany now represents 42 brands of passenger [...]

03 Mar

Passenger car market barely grows in February

3. March 2022|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market grew by only 3 percent year-on-year in February. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) registered around 200,500 new registrations. Of these, around 77,500 were new passenger cars from VDIK brands. They increased their market share to 39 percent (same month last year: 37 percent). In [...]

01 Mar

Mayer retires, Helfrich takes over

1. March 2022|Categories: Press release|

Bernd Mayer, Technical Director of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK), is retiring after more than 30 years of service to the VDIK. His duties as head of the Technology, Aftersales and Environment Department will be taken over by Oliver Helfrich. Mayer will continue to advise and support [...]

21 Feb

GM Mobility Europe Becomes VDIK Member

21. February 2022|Categories: Press release|

The Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) welcomes another new member. GM Mobility Europe was admitted to the VDIK by decision of the Board of Directors. The company distributes the Cadillac and Chevrolet Corvette brands in Germany. The VDIK now represents 40 brands of international passenger car and commercial [...]

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