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Too often in combustion engine mode: plug-in hybrids put transport sector’s climate targets at risk

The boom in electric vehicles in Germany is currently driven substantially by the larger plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), with company cars accounting for more than three quarters of registrations. In the real world, these vehicles are driven much more frequently using their combustion engine and therefore emit far more CO2 than hitherto assumed in the calculations of German greenhouse gas emissions for 2030.



Evaluation of the funding of electric buses in public transport

Since March 2018, the BMU has been supporting transport companies in the purchase of e-buses in local public transport. An impact evaluation of the support programme is now being carried out as part…

DETECTIVE - Energy saving by digitalisation

How much electricity and heat can be saved through digitalisation? What opportunities and risks arise for users and what is the acceptance and net environmental balance?

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Economic potential for efficient heating and cooling supply

The European Energy Efficiency Directive provides for a comprehensive assessment of the economic poten-tial for efficient heating and cooling supply (Article 14). For this purpose, ifeu prepares…

ifeu update - der Podcast aus der Umweltforschung

ifeu update – the environmental research podcast

Scientists from ifeu talk to Marcus Franken, environmental engineer and editor at the communications agency Ahnen&Enkel, and his colleague Stella Schalamon about current research topics (in German only).



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