Europe considers ending the plug-in hybrid era early: Are PHEVs already obsolete?Europe considers ending the plug-in hybrid era early: Are PHEVs already obsolete?

2022 Volvo XC60Some automakers aim to use plug-in hybrids as a bridge to all-electric cars, but tougher European regulations might put an end to that sooner than expected, according to a Reuters report. Draft regulations would prevent automakers from labeling plug-in hybrids as “sustainable investments” beyond 2025, potentially discouraging investors, while…Some automakers aim to use plug-in hybrids as a bridge to all-electric cars, but tougher European regulations might put an end to that sooner than expected, according to a Reuters report. Draft regulations would prevent automakers from labeling plug-in hybrids as “sustainable investments” beyond 2025, potentially discouraging investors, while…2022 Volvo XC60Some automakers aim to use plug-in hybrids as a bridge to all-electric cars, but tougher European regulations might put an end to that sooner than expected, according to a Reuters report. Draft regulations would prevent automakers from labeling plug-in hybrids as “sustainable investments” beyond 2025, potentially discouraging investors, while…Some automakers aim to use plug-in hybrids as a bridge to all-electric cars, but tougher European regulations might put an end to that sooner than expected, according to a Reuters report. Draft regulations would prevent automakers from labeling plug-in hybrids as “sustainable investments” beyond 2025, potentially discouraging investors, while…