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Headwinds for plug-in hybrids


DECRYPTION - Equipped with a thermal and electric motor, these heavier and more expensive models are no longer popular.

Half electric, half thermal, plug-in hybrid vehicles had everything to please undecided customers, not yet ready to take the plunge to launch with 100% electric.

Gilles Le Borgne, the Renault group's engineering director, described them as “

the best of both worlds


In Europe, half of the sales of so-called electrified vehicles (100% electric and hybrid) were rechargeable hybrids in 2020. In 2021, 141,000 of these new models were sold in France.

As much as 100% electric.

But, in 2022, the momentum broke: volumes fell by 10% in France, with 126,000 registrations.

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Presented by car manufacturers as a transition technology, before the big electric switchover set for 2035 in Europe for new vehicles, plug-in hybrids are no longer on the rise.

Last year, customers turned more to pure hybrids (without plug), that is to say…

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Source: lefigaro

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