If designed properly, feebates can be a revenue neutral way to help spur the transition to electric.
EV sales in Europe hit a whopping 20% in the first quarter of 2022. If it maintains this pace of market transition, it would exceed a 90% EV passenger car sales share in 2030 and achieve 100% electrification by 2032.
Purchase premiums for plug-in hybrids in Germany: Within the EU’s CO2 standards, the subsidy does more harm than good for the climate
The promotion of plug-in hybrids makes it easier for manufacturers to meet CO2 standards without reducing emissions.
Die Förderung von Plug-in-Hybriden erleichtert Herstellern die CO2-Standards zu erfüllen ohne entsprechend Emissionen einzusparen. Das erhöht die CO2-Emissionen in der Gesamtflotte.
The data is in—what’s the status of electric vehicle uptake in the three largest markets?
Despite warnings that each step of the EU CO2 regulation would be too difficult to achieve, the targets have proven to be effective at driving innovation
Raising the bar: French and Italian manufacturers are leading on electric vehicle target announcements
Although a full phase-out of new combustion engine vehicles still going through the legislative process, manufacturers are adapting their strategic product plans.
Time for a boost: Three ways to better leverage the European Union’s CO2 regulation for heavy-duty vehicles
Heavy-duty CO2 regulations will require some changes to align the industry with the EU’s climate goals
While the AFIR proposal introduces much needed Europe-wide infrastructure targets for HDVs, it falls short on ambition
Peter Mock has worked on EV technologies and policies for years. Then he went through the process of finding, registering, and operating one. It’s been a different experience—and an excellent reality check.
No time to lose for the European Commission to make plug-in hybrid CO2 emission values more realistic — and no need to wait!
Assumptions regarding how frequently PHEVs are charged has a big impact on the gap between real-world and type-approval emissions.
Recent research suggests that sufficient European biomass resources exist to sustainably decarbonize the transport sector. However, do the numbers check out?