15 Sep

Slight growth in alternative drive systems in August

15. September 2022|Categories: Press release|

Like the market as a whole, new registrations of alternative drive vehicles increased by around 3 percent in August. In the first eight months of this year, about 1 percent more new electric cars, hybrids with and without plugs, mild hybrids and gas-powered passenger cars were registered, totaling more than [...]

05 Sep

Passenger car market grows slightly in August

5. September 2022|Categories: News|

According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority, 199,200 new passenger cars were registered in Germany in August. This is 3 percent more than in the same month last year. After six months in reverse gear, the passenger car market is up year-on-year for the first time since February. However, the [...]

16 Aug

Market decline in July also hits alternative drive systems

16. August 2022|Categories: Press release|

Demand for vehicles with alternative drive systems fell by 6 percent in July. On a cumulative basis, alternative powertrains remain up 0.4 percent, with battery electric vehicles and non-plug-in hybrids in particular contributing to this development with growth of 13 and 3 percent respectively. These two types of drive account [...]

03 Aug

Passenger car market remains in reverse gear

3. August 2022|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market continued to decline at the beginning of the second half of the year. In July, 13 percent fewer new passenger cars were registered than in the same month of the previous year. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) counted 205,900 new registrations. Around 1,444,000 new [...]

26 Jul

Massive cut in e-car subsidies sets back climate protection

26. July 2022|Categories: Press release|

Commenting on the agreement within the Federal Government on the further development of the purchase premiums for electric vehicles (environmental bonus), Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK), said: "The discussion about purchase premiums for electric vehicles has led to severe uncertainty among manufacturers of [...]

05 Jul

Passenger car market slumps in the first half of the year

5. July 2022|Categories: Press release|

The German passenger car market fell to a new low in the first half of 2022. According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority, 1,238,000 new passenger cars were registered between January and June. This represents a drop of 11 percent compared with the same period last year. Passenger car sales [...]

23 Jun

General Assembly elects new VDIK Board

23. June 2022|Categories: News|

At the General Assembly of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) today, several board members were elected. Reinhard Zirpel was confirmed as VDIK President for another two years by the General Assembly. He has held the office since 2016. Jürgen Keller was elected by the members as the [...]

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