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Cancel subsidies | Plug-in hybrids: Swiss study calls it a “scam”

Cancel subsidies |  Plug-in hybrids: Swiss study calls it a "scam"

(Geneva) Wallis has suspended subsidies for plug-in hybrid vehicles on the Swiss continent following a report showing that they provided less benefit in terms of emissions and fuel consumption on mountain roads.

Posted on January 12th

The study was conducted at the request of Wallace executives by Company Impact Living, which is active as an Assistant Project Manager.

According to this study, quantitative results (measurements of actual fuel consumption) show that plug-in hybrid vehicles “are far inferior to their promises and offer very few advantages (if any) compared to a traditional internal combustion engine car”.

Mark Mర్ller, an energy engineer and one of the authors of the study, told Swiss Public Radio RTS that the vehicles were “a scam to CO standards.”2, Weather targets and customers! “.

Plug-in hybrids “emit almost four times as much CO” in the reality of the Valais topography as in most mountains.2 Manufacturers announced.

According to the study, “even a driver and short trips with charging stations at home and in the office do not meet the manufacturer’s values”.

“Hybrid vehicles are often advertised by manufacturers at 1.5 to 2.5 liters per 100 kilometers, but in reality they consume between 4 and 7 liters, just like diesel vehicles,” M ముller told RTS.

Subsidies were eliminated

Wallace, who funded the Impact Living study, has already canceled subsidies for these vehicles.

In 2020, the NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) analyzed the behavior of the three best-selling models this year, which have already confirmed CO emissions.2 Plug-in hybrid vehicles are more than what the manufacturers have officially announced.

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NGO International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) studies also confirm CO2 emissions2 The actual conditions of plug-in hybrids are usually larger than the dimensions reported during their approval process.

For many professionals, the plug-in hybrid combines garbage from two worlds, the disadvantages of internal combustion engines (air pollution) and electric motors (both heavy and expensive due to the two engines).

When they are not recharged regularly, these cars become much more usable. But, used properly and for some drivers connecting long distances on highways and urban use, the plug-in remains an alternative to the hybrid diesel, which is not compatible with Volkswagen’s rig engines scandal.