In the eyes of many people, plug-in hybrid vehicles are used as transitional models from fuel vehicles to electric vehicles. Compared with gasoline-electric hybrid models, plug-in hybrid models have larger batteries and longer battery life.
in actual use, more consumers still use it as a fuel vehicle, and the actual fuel consumption is not much lower than that of a traditional fuel vehicle. The debate about whether plug-in hybrid vehicles is a false proposition has never stopped.
But now, with the accelerated transformation of global electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles as a transitional role will also be terminated early.
A few days ago,
according to media reports, the European Union may pass new regulations to phase out plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) ahead of schedule. According to the report, the proposed regulations will no longer allow car companies to label PHEV models as “sustainable investment” starting in 2026.
If the new regulations are passed, although the construction of charging infrastructure still has a long way to go, it may still make PHEV sales in the EU market more difficult in just a few years. In addition, some large-scale environmental protection organizations in the EU no longer support the environmental protection qualification of PHEV.
However, for car companies, if the production qualification of plug-in hybrid vehicles is suddenly stopped, it will have a big impact on their electrification strategy.
It is worth noting that from the perspective of the development of electric vehicles, with the development of pure electric vehicles in the future, plug-in hybrid vehicles may be eliminated. So, at the current stage, will you choose a plug-in hybrid vehicle or a pure electric vehicle?