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More and more historic vehicles are running on German roads. At the turn of the year 254,053 passenger cars had "H” registration plates. This was almost 10 per cent up on the previous year. In total Germany has around 285,000 vehicles with H-plates – alongside passenger cars they include motorcycles, commercial vehicles, tractors and other vehicles.
The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) made the following statement on today’s vote in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament on the CO2 regulation for light commercial vehicles.
In April 2013, 284,500 new passenger cars were registered in Germany. This represents year-on-year growth of around 4 per cent. However, this year April had two more working days than it did in 2012. Since the beginning of the year new registrations have fallen by nearly 9 per cent to 958,500 units.
The German manufacturers and suppliers currently lead global competition in innovation. This is the main finding of the recent study of innovation by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). Matthias Wissmann, President of the VDA commented, "Our industry has more than ever absorbed the fact that research and innovation are the keys to a successful future!"
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