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Accelerate Innovation in the Automotive Sector!

The automotive industry plays a pivotal role in driving technological advancements and shaping the future of transportation.
With Germany’s new “Wachstumschancengesetz“; companies in the automotive sector can leverage R&D tax credits to retroactively claim past
expenditures, potentially unlocking millions in savings.

Learn how the Forschungszulage (R&D Tax Credit) can fuel your company’s growth and bolster cash flow while fostering innovation in the automotive domain.

Revolutionizing Mobility: R&D Examples in Automotive Sector

Explore diverse R&D activities eligible for tax credits within the automotive

  • Development of electric and autonomous vehicles, including advancements in battery technology, sensor systems, and AI-driven autonomous driving algorithms.
  • Research into lightweight materials and manufacturing processes to enhance fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, and improve vehicle safety.
  • Innovation in connected car technologies, such as vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, telematics, and infotainment systems, to enhance the driving experience and improve road safety.

Navigating Industry Challenges in Automotive Innovation

The automotive industry grapples with several challenges amid rapid technological transformation:

Heavy capital investments and long development cycles required for bringing new vehicle technologies to market pose financial challenges for companies.

Regulatory compliance and safety standards, coupled with evolving consumer preferences and market demands, add complexity to R&D efforts.

Leveraging the Forschungszulage can mitigate financial risks associated with R&D investments and provide companies with the necessary resources to address industry challenges.

Tailored R&D Tax Credit Opportunities in Automotive Innovation

  • Vehicle Technologies: Innovate in vehicle propulsion systems, including electric and hydrogen fuel cell technologies, to qualify for substantial tax incentives aimed at promoting sustainable mobility solutions.
  • Safety and Autonomous Driving: Undertake R&D projects focused on enhancing vehicle safety features, developing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and refining autonomous driving capabilities to capitalize on available tax benefits.
  • Smart Mobility Solutions: Explore opportunities in smart infrastructure, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platforms, and urban mobility solutions to leverage tax credits for driving innovation in transportation ecosystems.

Government Backing for Automotive Development R&D

The German government actively supports R&D initiatives in the automotive sector through a range of incentives and subsidies aimed at fostering innovation and competitiveness.

These incentives encompass financial grants, tax credits, and collaborative research programs designed to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation automotive technologies.

Our team of experts can guide you through these incentives, helping you navigate the landscape to maximize savings and propel your automotive R&D projects forward.