The plug-in hybrid – short: PHEV – is a success model. In March, it reports the Federal Corporation Office (KBA), the part-time current has reached a share of 11.3 percent to the nationwide new registrations. The diesel was known to be as a dirty child in the corner, in his place should put the plug-ins as the new flyers in scene. For the automobile manufacturers, the hybrids with the externally rechargeable batteries are important building blocks in an effort to press the CO2 balance of the fleet – this also because the assumed electrical drive leads to completely unrealistic standard consumption values, which ultimately deposit: the Porsche Cayenne e-hybrid For example, system performance 340 kW / 426 hp, the NEFZ standard certifies only 2.4 to 2.5 l super / 100 km.

Generous subsidy

The popularity of the PHEVs in the customers again results in a not insignificant part of generous subsidization. Plug-in-hybrids that constitute both a combustion and an electric motor are expensive. It does well to remove a larger sum when buying. Currently she moves between 5981.50 and 7177.50 euros gross. No support received models whose list price is over 65,000 euros.

Earlier than planned

The environmental premium is borne by the state and the manufacturer. The federal share amounts to 3750 or 4500 euros. At the end of this year, it should now be deleted – earlier than in the coalition agreement actually planned. This has announced Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens) in an interview with the funk media group. Within the coalition, the plans have not agreed yet.

Really surprisingly, the funding stop does not come. In the industry you have already expected him. “2022 will be the year of plug-in hybrid,” said about Kia-Germany boss Thomas Djuren last December. Many customers would – partly informed by the dealer – reckon with one end of subsidies and quickly order a PHEV.

Criticism of the partial circuits

The criticism of the partial circuits Rumort meant for a long time. The funding benefit, the same is monomated, was not justified – because in day-to-day practice, the Phevs would move far too rarely electrically and far too often with combusters. Hard are, and therefore thirsty. Also the loading discipline leave much to be desired. Reports about leasing returns circulated where the charging cable was still completely unused and original packed in the trunk.

That the Federal Ministry of Economics would therefore tighten the reins was clear. Already at the turn of the year 2021/2022 plug-in hybrids had to have a higher electrical minimum distance width to be conveyed to be conveyed, from 40 were 60 kilometers. So far, in the room that the 2023 should rise again, 80 kilometers. It was also discussed to eliminate the alternative criterion of CO2 emissions – so the possibility to reach a promotion despite low E range when the CO2 emissions of the vehicle does not exceed 50 g / km.

Monitor the electric drive

In addition, it was considered technically monitoring the electrical drive – for example by reading and certifying in the workshop or in a test organization. Other reflections Gold Geofencing – a technology that automatically activates electro mode as soon as the vehicle with sufficiently charged battery, for example, an environmental zone.

The promotion depending on the electric driving performance would have been “disproportionately high expense” and was therefore discarded, but it is said in a letter from the Parliamentary State Secretary Michael Kellner (Greens) to MEPs of the traffic light coalition.

Day of the new approval applies

How Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) work

Ultimately, DAGAG does not help the plug-in hybrids at all. They are now simply “marketable and no longer need public funding,” said the Federal Minister of Economics in the interview. For many Phev buyers this is a bad surprise. Because as the deadline to receive the promotion, not the date of the order, but that of the new admission.

Affected are probably many. Because the premium (and, see above, also concern for their end) has triggered a high demand for plug-in hybrids – and thus partly extremely long delivery times. On top there is still the semiconductor crisis. And so you have to be lucky if the PHEV now ordered is still delivered until the end of the year, especially since DAUL announcement may result in an additional reinforced RUN on the partial flowers. For example, the new car exchange “Carwow” calls for a Cupra Formentor E-Hybrid ten to eleven months delivery time, for a Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid eight months, for a Kia Ceed sportswagon plug-in hybrid after all only four months. Other models – Mercedes A and B-Class PHEV, for example, or Renault Captur Phev – are therefore even subject to an order stop. All this can only be verified by demand with the dealer.

“Promotional Lottery”

“If you order a battery-electric vehicle, now only acquires a lot to participate in the conveyor lottery,” says Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK). And Dabiag’s suggestion that manufacturers want to take over the painted bonuses, as expected at Thomas Peckruhn, Vice President of the Central Association of German Motor Vehicle Arches (ZDK), as expected for rejection: “Manufacturers already carry their share in the environmental bonus from the beginning. An increase as compensation for uncertainty About the delivery time is not financeable “.

Entry into the electromobility

In addition, Peckruhn, plug-in hybrid, opened a “low-threshold entry into the electromobility and currently offer the only way to connect locally emission-free driving with long-distance suitability”. It also looks like Andreas Marx, Germany boss of Opel: “Plug-in-hybrids are a great way to bring and get used to people in electric driving.”

If it is predominantly used on the short distance and also loaded disciplined, a PHEV can actually become a rare guest on the gas station. This is all the more than the electric range of new models is steadfast: Volvo, for example, allows for WLTP standard up to 90 kilometers, Mercedes around the 100, and the Chinese brand WEY advertises for the plug-in SUV coffee 01 even about 150 kilometers. And to Mar of the unused charging cable may be noted that it is often really not needed – because often already on the wallbox or charging station one hangs.

Also pure electric cars have a

Even with pure electric cars (BEV), the promotion is to be gradually melted off. Accordingly, from 2023 from 2023, the federal share would then fall from 6000 euros to 4000 euros, 2024 and 2025 to 3000 euros before subsidization by the taxpayer from 2026 is completely eliminated. At the latest then, the hour of truth suggests for the BEV – and it must prove that it can consist without funding.