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Reviews: plug-in hybrids: Extension of the promotion and stricter specifications

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The promotion of plug-in hybrids should be extended. In order to receive the purchase bonus, the vehicles must meet stricter guidelines.

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Who does not quite rely on an electric drive, but wants to make the first step towards emission-free driving, can put on a plug-in hybrid. This combines an electric motor with a burner and thus offers ranging security on long routes. In city traffic can then be moved purely electrically. In order to make this model more attractive to humans, a purchase bonus was introduced, which according to the Bayerischer Rundfunk is now extended by 2025.

Mercedes finished PHEV development - an end to plug-in hybrids by Daimler

 Mercedes finished PHEV development - an end to plug-in hybrids by Daimler Mercedes will develop no more new in hybrids plug. The end of this drive configuration was recently revealed at the IAA in Munich. © Mercedes / Patrick Long It is not so long ago, the plug-in hybrid was loudly praised from many corners of the automotive industry as an important bridging technology on the way to more electric cars. At Mercedes the other side seems to have been achieved because of the bridge facing a demolition. Okay, that may sound one, as it is not very dramatic at the end.

Promotion only for plug-in hybrids with an electrical minimum distance of 80 kilometers

Prerequisite for the preservation of the premium is an electrical minimum distance of 60 kilometers after the design of the new funding policy, which is to come into force on 1 October 2022. At the previous regulation, plug-in hybrids must show a CO2 criterion of not more than 50g CO2 per kilometer or a minimum distance of 40 kilometers. The CO2 criterion falls away with the new directive.

2024 is to be checked again, according to the Bayerische Rundfunk. Plug-in hybrids must then have an electrical minimum distance of 80 kilometers for obtaining a purchase bonus, which also concerns the company car taxation after the 0.5 percent control. According to the weekly magazine "Star", plug-in hybrids make a little less than half of the vehicles promoted with the E-Auto premium. The Federal Office of Economics and Export Control has been 356,510 applications for the plug-in hybrid since the start of the purchase bonus.

Regardless of actual use: Plug-in hybrids should continue to be recommended for taxably

 Regardless of actual use: Plug-in hybrids should continue to be recommended for taxably even if they are rarely driven electrically, for plug-in hybrid company cars are tax advantages. The Union wants to ensure that this remains. © Christoph Seder / DPA A car with plug-in hybrid drive invites you to a charging column in Berlin-Center. Whether the function is also used, is not said. Each fleet of a larger company can tell the stories from the charging cables, which are still welded in the trunk of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) after three years.

VDA and ACE criticize the design

of the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and the association of international motor vehicle manufacturers (VDIK) criticize the stricter specifications for plug-in hybrid vehicles. "In principle, we welcome the extension of the innovation premium. But the planned elimination of the CO2 criterion will increase the startup of electromobility in the short term to medium term. A variety of eligible plug-in hybrid is less attractive for customers. These may then opt for a vehicle With classic drive and that can not be politically unwanted, "says VDA President Hildegard Müller in a press release. The technical challenge to increase the minimum distance width to 80 kilometers, on the other hand, is solvable for the automotive industry in the medium term, so Müller continues. However, the industry requires more planning security here.

The ACE Auto Club Europa also exerts sharp criticism of the draft priorition of the purchase premium submitted by the Federal Ministry of Economics. Thus, the promotion of electromobility is an important building block of the road, but for plug-in hybrids, the promotion should be stopped. "The time for this transition technology has expired 2021. She also makes only a defective contribution to climate protection," said Stefan secretly, chairman of the ACE in a press release.

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Study: Germany World's second largest market for E-Cars .
Germany is also the world's second largest market for electric cars this year. © Hendrik Schmidt / DPA Central Image / DPA Germany is also the world's second largest market for electric cars this year. By the end of September, half a million plug-in hybrids and fully electric cars were released and thus as many as in the UK, France and Italy, the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) in Bergisch Gladbach announced on Thursday. In China, 2,07 million, in Europe, was sold a total of 1.58 million,

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