The authorities announced that a distinction was to be made between so-called "fake" and "real" plug-in hybrid cars (PHEVs). In particular, "fake" plug-in hybrids purchased after 01/01/2018 would be taxed differently from 2020.
The authorities announced the parameters governing whether a plug-in hybrid is classed as "real" or "fake". A plug-in hybrid is considered to be "fake" if:
- the battery capacity is less than 0.5 kWh per 100 kg of vehicle weight
- CO2 emissions exceed 50 g/km