What will change in 2019 for motorists

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Stricter emission standards, more funding for electric cars and driving bans in various cities For motorists in the coming year, much that is New – an Overview.


The new year brings motorists a lot of Changes. As a result, millions of cars coming in the other type classes in the Car insurance, which some drivers more than others. Electric cars need to make from the middle of the year, acoustic warning signals, in order to make pedestrians and cyclists. Also from mid-year onwards the car should be able to owners of their vehicles online for the first time allow. All of the important Changes for 2019 at a Glance:

New type classes of Car insurance

For roughly 11 million vehicle owners to change to 1. January 2019 , the contributions of your Car insurance.

  • 5.4 million motorists slip in lower type classes, the contributions decrease. An example: the driver of a VW Tiguan 2.0 TSI with comprehensive insurance pay after the reclassification 264 euros less. This has been calculated by the consumer portal Check24.
  • Approximately 5.7 million holders will in future be ranked higher. The owner of a part of the hull and machinery insured Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will then need to up to 1134 euros more to pay.
  • Almost three-quarters, i.e. approximately 29.5 million car drivers remains the type of your Automobile liability insurance unchanged. Once a year, the Association of the German insurance economy (GDV) assesses the damage to balance sheets of all registered in Germany, car models, where the insurance fees for the individual types.

Registration online for the first time



The number of new registrations of cars and description of change will be digitized in the coming year. From mid-2019 can holder of your car then for the first time, online allow and re-register. Prerequisite for this is an electronic identity card.

Warning system for electric cars

From the 1. July 2019 to electric and hybrid cars with audible warning systems fitted. The first applies only for new electric car types that are approved for use in Europe. From mid-2021 the System is used for all newly marketed E-cars and Plug-in Hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. The AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System) systems will generate up to a speed of 20 km/h and a sound that resembles the noise of nitro cars, and also the acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle is audible. Thus, the visually Impaired, pedestrians and cyclists should be on the E-cars. This generate at low speeds, otherwise hardly any road noise.

Control cars benefits to electric service

For a company car, also for private use, from 2019, only 0.5 percent of the list price in the month as non-cash benefits are taxed , if it’s an electric and hybrid car . For example, For a vehicle that costs 30,000 Euro, is the monetary benefit of EUR 150 per month. This sum will be taxed at the individual percentage. The new regulation applies to vehicles, which, according to the 31. December 2018, and before 1. January creates 2022. In other cars the money is benefits continue to be a percentage of the list price. With the promotion, the Federal government wants to create a purchase incentive for electric cars.

New emission standard Euro 6d-temp

From 1. September 2019 to all new vehicles and the strict exhaust gas standard Euro 6d-temp meet. It has led, according to the experts, the car manufacturer for the first time, an effective exhaust gas cleaning installed systems in diesel vehicles and emit fewer pollutants.

The exhaust gas test in the new test cycle WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure) on the test bench. To simulate real driving behavior better than the old NEDC cycle.

In addition, the exhaust gases are measured in real operation (Real Driving Emissions, RDE). The car is driven on roads where random acceleration, deceleration, or changing temperatures make the measurement more realistic. The target values, the discrepancy between the laboratory-measured gas and the actual emissions in the transport in addition to reduce.

The new standard gives diesel drivers, according to experts, more certainty that they are not affected by driving bans. An EU court overturned limits last, however. Whether you are a driver of the latest Diesel be locked out of cities, and should also show in 2019.

New Driving Bans

In the coming year, a number of new bans, for old diesel cars in different German cities.

The beginning makes Stuttgart. There may 1. January 2019 diesel vehicles of the Euro 4 exhaust gas standard and lower the environmental zone of the city not to drive.

In April, 2019 the following Cologne. From then on, there is a driving ban for Euro 4 Diesel cars with lower emission standards in the environmental zone. From September 2019 will be the ban on Euro-5 Diesel extended. The same applies to Bonn, however, only for two sections of road.

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Driving bans and co.:
So Europe’s cities to fight against exhaust gases

In Berlin from June 2019 on 11 road sections driving bans for diesel vehicles, including Euro 5 imposed
. The blocking of a total of 120 additional sections will be examined.

In food is from July 2019 a Zone has been set up for diesel cars only, with a minimum of Euro 5 , and from September onwards, only the Euro 6 drive. This is also a section of the A40 motorway is affected for the first time.

Gelsenkirchen must from July 2019 road section for diesel cars below Euro 6 block.

In September 2019 and threaten to Diesel-driving bans in Mainz, should the limits in the first half of the year exceeded.

In Darmstadt , the municipality and the plaintiff environmental groups agreed to a settlement. Driving bans for diesel cars up to Euro standard 5, and gasoline up to Euro norm 2 will be available from June, initially on two streets – but it could still be expanded.

Continued to threaten after the judgments of the courts, also driving bans in Frankfurt, Munich, Aachen and Wiesbaden
. There take disputes to.

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