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T&E suggests PHEVs are “fake electric cars”

Posted on - 10 Dec 2020

Category - News & Views

A report by Transport & Environment suggests that most popular PHEVs sold in Europe have carbon emissions up to 12 times more than those advertised by manufacturers. The Consultant suggests that those PHEVs should be stripped of government-sponsored rebates and tax credits. Following recent testing T&E stated that “The BMW X5, Volvo XC60, and Mitsubishi Outlander emitted 28-89% more CO2 than advertised”. It suggests that PHEVs could be a situation similar to Dieselgate. T&E notes that car features such as air conditioning run off the petrol engine in PHEVs rather than the electric one. The electric vehicle industry can ill-afford...

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