Does the 2023 Toyota Prius Prime reboot the components pioneered by the Chevy Volt for the higher? How do the aero-focused VW ID.7 and plush Mercedes EQE SUV drive? And automakers begin to element which fashions are eligible for the complete $7,500 tax credit score quantity. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Reviews.
We drove the 2023 Toyota Prius Prime, which works as much as 44 all-electric plug-in miles earlier than turning into a hybrid rated at as much as 51 mpg mixed. That’s higher on the hybrid entrance than the Chevy Volt, however less than the electrical miles the pioneering GM mannequin provided when discontinued 5 years in the past. With the identical putting form as the brand new Prius hybrid, we checked out the way it matches into the market at this time—and puzzled if homeowners will plug them in.
In a first drive of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, we discovered it gives spectacular consolation, luxurious, and driving vary regardless of a smaller battery pack than the bigger EQS SUV. Its charging occasions aren’t fairly modern, although.
Additionally try our preview drive of the 2025 Volkswagen ID.7. This segment-buster providing as much as 350 miles of vary in its upcoming U.S. model appears like a sedan however is a hatchback, and it it exhibits why aero guidelines for EVs—and, maybe, why there’s hope for vehicles in spite of everything.
On the information entrance, the Ford F-150 Lightning and Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid are the one two Ford fashions eligible for the complete $7,500 EV tax credit score with battery uncooked supplies guidelines going into impact April 18. Ford is the primary, or one of many first, firms to verify the eligibility of its autos.
Sila is claiming a 20% vary increase with silicon-anode battery tech that’s on the way in which ultimately within the boxy, brawny Mercedes EQQ SUV—with fast-charging promised, too.
And Volkswagen has recommended that it plans to sundown a longtime European best-seller—the VW Golf—in favor of EVs set to reach later within the decade.