China includes plug-in hybrids (PHEV) in its NEV classification.

Although some business intelligence companies count the two types of vehicles

without distinction, such as BNEF, other analysts

prefer to count them separately, as Matthias Schmidt does at Schmidt Automotive Research.

Some PHEVs offer higher pure electric ranges than some battery electric vehicles (BEVs)

Despite that, they may end up being used as regular ICE vehicles

if they are not adequately charged.

China restricted incentives to plug-in hybrids to the owners that could prove