Hybrids turned out to be less environmentally friendly than manufacturers claim

Hybrids turned out to be less environmentally friendly than manufacturers claim

September 18, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

According to a new study, carbon dioxide emissions from plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are about 2.5 times higher than the official figures.

So, it turned out that such cars emit 117 g of CO2 per km of travel into the atmosphere, which is much more than the 44 g of carbon dioxide per km, which showed the official results of tests, informs on Friday, September 18, CNBC.

PHEV will often activate its motor even when driving with zero emissions. So, environmentally similar cars are closer to standard ones with internal combustion engines, but not to electric cars. Over their lifetime, hybrid cars produce approximately 28 tons of carbon dioxide, gasoline cars 39 tons, and diesel cars 41 tons.

At the same time, automotive expert Mike Hawes called the report untrue, stressing that it is based on information from a no longer used test mode. “But even the numbers in the report show that the hybrid can reduce emissions by 30% when compared to a petrol or diesel car,” he said.

In addition, the debut photos of a production hybrid from the French company Peugeot were circulated on the Internet quite recently. It should be emphasized that the new product will differ from the standard model in a modified aerodynamic body kit.