EU reassesses hybrid vehicle emissions

The CO2 emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will in future be assessed on the basis of how much they emit when actually operated on the road. This was decided on Tuesday at a meeting of the EU Commission’s Technical Committee for Motor Vehicles. For this purpose, the so-called utility factor of PHEVs is to be revised. This indicates how large the share of electric operation of the vehicle is.

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