ICCT – Hybrids in Germany: Within the EU’s CO2 standards, the subsidy does more harm than good for the climate

Effective climate policy requires a realistic assessment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Otherwise, policy measures may result in little climate benefit despite high costs. In the worst case, as with the purchase premiums for plug-in hybrids in Germany, generous government subsidies may even lead to a negative climate effect.

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