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Source: Federation for Environment and Nature Conservation Germany Ernst-Christoph Stolper, representative of BUND in the working group on climate protection in traffic of the NPM (Jörg Farys / BUND) “The recommendations for action of the National Platform Future of Mobility to strengthen the electrical use of plug-in hybrids are not enough and play into the hands of the proponents of the internal combustion engine in the auto industry. Plug-in hybrids are used by manufacturers to make heavy vehicles with internal combustion engines appear more climate-friendly on paper than they are in real operation by installing an additional electric motor and a relatively small battery. Instead of tying the promotion of plug-in hybrids to the condition of proof of the electric driving share, a renewed monitoring should now delay everything. But there is no more time, action must now be taken for climate protection. Funding for plug-in hybrids is at best still acceptable on the basis of evidence that these vehicles were driven electrically at least 70 to 80 percent of their mileage. A good control instrument for this is the use of the vehicle-specific data, which from next year onwards will have to be recorded and transmitted to the European Union for all newly registered cars in any case. In future, purchase rewards should be given to those who drive in a climate-friendly way Be bound for kilometers. If you want to take advantage of purchase subsidies or the tax advantages of company car taxation, you must then be prepared to submit the annual average consumption and the electric driving share to the responsible authorities. Every user of a car must therefore be given the right to decide how to use the data for themselves. ”More information In the economic stimulus program, the federal government asked the National Platform for the Future of Mobility (NPM) to make recommendations for optimizing the degree of electrical use of plug in-hybrids to elaborate. The report does not fulfill this mandate. The background to the request was the decision to support hybrid vehicles in addition to purely electric vehicles through state purchase subsidies. Recently, a study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and Fraunhofer ISI showed that the real consumption values ​​of such vehicles differ considerably from the official consumption and CO2 figures. Company cars – a popular sales market for plug-in hybrid vehicles – currently only cover 18 percent of the kilometers driven electrically. Contact: Ernst-Christoph Stolper, BUND representative in the AG Klimaschutz der NPM, Mobile: 01 72/2 90 37 51, Jens Hilgenberg, BUND traffic expert, Tel. (030) 2 75 86-467, Mobile: 01 51/56 31 33 02 and BUND press office (Sigrid Wolff / Daniel Jahn / Judith Freund / Heye Jensen), Tel. (030) 2 75 86-425 / -531 / -497 / -464, presse (at) bund.netOverview

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