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10. Motor Day: "Sustainability in Motor Insurance“


June 2022


If the repair rate in Germany were to be increased by just 2 percentage points, around 5,000 tons of CO2 could be saved, equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 860 households. This was just one message from the 10th Allianz Motor Day which focused on various aspects of the topic of sustainability and the role of motor insurance in relation to this.​

As last year, the Motor Day was held as a combination of an on-site event at the AZT and an online stream. In the first part, which was mainly addressed to the audience in Germany, first Frank Sommerfeld (CEO Allianz Versicherungs-AG) presented current developments in the field of electric mobility as well as insurance and services of Allianz for electric vehicles. Next, Dr. Lucie Bakker (Chief Claims Officer and member of the Board of Management of  Allianz-Versicherungs-AG) and Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser (Managing Director AZT) presented approaches for sustainable claims management in motor insurance. The focus was particularly on the topic of "green repair" with the aspects of repair vs. exchange and the usage of used spare parts in repair.​


Frank Sommerfeld, CEO Allianz Versicherungs-AG, in an exchange with Fero Andersen (moderator)

From left to right: Fero Andersen (moderator), Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser (Managing Director AZT), Dr. Lucie Bakker (Chief Claims Officer and member of the Board of Management of  Allianz-Versicherungs-AG), Frank Sommerfeld (CEO Allianz Versicherungs-AG)

Siegbert Müller (Carbon GmbH) discusses innovative tools for sheet metal repair with Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser (Managing Director AZT)

Andreas Kreissl (Kwasny GmbH) reports on the sustainable repair of headlights

After a short break, Fero Andersen, the moderator of the event, started the second, international part of the event. Following a key note speech by Dr. Klaus-Peter Röhler (Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE), the main topic of the event "Sustainability in Motor Insurance" was discussed in a panel discussion. The discussion was broadcast across Europe and was held in English.


Key note speech by Dr. Klaus-Peter Röhler (Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE)

From left to right: Dr. Thomas Becker (Head of Sustainability and Mobility at BMW AG), Donna Stewart (Head of Global Claims at Allianz SE), Hugh Kenyon (Pricing Director at LV= General Insurance UK), Sander Knip  (Country Cluster Manager UK, Ireland and Benelux at Akzo Nobel), Laurent Floquet (CEO Mobility & Assistance at Allianz Partners), Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser (Managing Director AZT), Fero Andersen (moderator)

The panel discussion was followed by an exhibition in the outdoor area of the AZT, where the guests had the opportunity to inform themselves about various topics. A special thanks goes to our exhibitors who contributed significantly to the fact that the topics of the Motor Day could be experienced on site.​

Exhibition on green repair at Allianz Motor Day

Exhibitors at the 10th Allianz Motor Day


As part of the event, Allianz published its positions on the various topics, which are summarized below:​

Mainstreaming e-mobility

  • Allianz further expands services and benefits for e-car drivers ​
  • Allianz to launch platform on electric vehicles in early 2023 ​
  • Sustainability in the event of a claim anchored in terms and conditions of motor insurance​
  • New in comprehensive insurance: 2500 euros e-vehicle exchange premium in the event of a total loss with a new price claim​
  • Allianz survey: only 44 percent think e-cars are more sustainable than vehicles with traditional engines​

Save up to 99 percent CO2!

  • Green repair methods significantly reduce CO2 emissions​
  • Allianz calls for approval of headlight glass repair​
  • 89 percent of consumers accept used spare parts
  • Allianz sees important leverage in agreeing sustainability standards for automotive workshops

Allianz calls for green repairs 

  • 10th Allianz Motor Day: Increasing the green repair rates by 2 percent points can reduce annual Europe-wide CO2 emissions by 30,000 tons​
  • Allianz calls for sustainability standards for body shops ​
  • New pan-European Allianz platform with information, products and services related to electromobility to be launched beginning of 2023, starting with Germany

Allianz Motor Day 2022 | Allianz Deutschland (



In the course of the Motor Day, the AZT also dealt with the topic of repair vs. replace in practice. The result can be seen in the following short video.

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