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Environmental bonus: These plug-in hybrids are likely to end up empty-handed soon

Plug-in hybrid models are on the advance – also because they are currently benefiting massively from the environmental bonus. Currently there are still up to 6750 euros for free. But now the Federal Ministry of Economics is revising the German electric car funding guidelines. The conditions for plug-in hybrids are to be tightened in autumn 2022: 40 kilometers of purely electric range are currently sufficient or maximum 50 grams of CO2-Emissions per kilometer, vehicles must be eligible from the October 1, 2022 at least 60 kilometers purely electric the design should be implemented in this way.

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According to the draft, the consumption regulation will be overturned – from October 1, 2022, the subsidy for plug-in hybrid models will be granted only the range (60 km, from January 1, 2024 even 80 km). The CO2Limit would then be omitted. This would reduce consumption and CO2-Emissions no longer play a role – and cars with a shorter electric range fall out of funding, manufacturers should not change the models until then.

Delivery difficulties can endanger the entitlement to the premium

The date of admission is decisive for the approval of funding, because the application for funding can only be made after this. If the application is submitted before approval, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) will reject it! So if you still want to receive funding for a model with less range, you shouldn’t wait too long to order. Buyers of plug-in hybrids should therefore consider the manufacturers’ sometimes months-long delivery times and carefully consider the purchase.

According to the current status, these vehicles are no longer eligible for funding on October 1, 2022, because they have a range of less than 60 kilometers purely electrically:
Audi Q8 TFSI e (46 kilometers electric range)
Ford Explorer (42 km)
Ford Tourneo Custom PHEV (50 km)
Ford Transit Custom Kombi PHEV (50 km)
Jeep Renegade 4xe (50 km)
Jeep Wrangler 4xe (53 km)
Jaguar F-Pace plug-in hybrid (53 km)
Land Rover Defender PHEV (43 km)
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (54 km)
Range Rover Velar PHEV (53 km)
Toyota Prius PHEV (59 km)
Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid (54 km)
Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid (51 km)
VW Touareg eHybrid (57 km)

Even stricter rules for plug-in hybrids from 2024

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