Demand for new cars in Germany set to fall, says automotive analyst

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Demand for new cars is likely to fall significantly in the coming months in Germany, according to an analysis by market observer and head of the Centre for Automotive Research (CAR), Ferdinand Dudenhöffer. Customers’ reluctance to buy cars will be the main problem for manufacturers, instead of the supply chain difficulties they have long struggled with, said Dudenhöffer. Alongside high inflation, plans to reduce government subsidies for electric cars is also curtailing demand. Car manufacturers can still reduce their order backlogs and sell the new cars available without having to offer major …

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