September 28, 2023

The VW ID.4 will get extra energy and extra driving vary in some kinds for 2024. The Toyota Prius and Prius Prime make the protection honor roll. And we take a look at a few of the many fashions from German automakers to debut at Munich over the vacation weekend. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automobile Stories. 

Regardless of their glorious mpg, vary, and effectivity numbers, the 2023 Toyota Prius and Prius Prime plug-in hybrid are among the many autos touchdown a spot on the IIHS High Security Choose+ listing. It must be famous these revamped fashions are extra thrilling to drive and take a look at, too. 

The 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 is getting a lift in energy and acceleration versus 2023, VW revealed Monday. That enchancment, due to a brand new rear energy unit in fashions with the bigger 82-kwh battery pack, may even doubtless deliver improved driving vary, though EPA rankings haven’t but been launched. 

And over the vacation weekend we’ve been paying some consideration to the Munich auto present, which launched a number of EV fashions that dig deep in respective manufacturers’ design heritage—somewhat than trying to remake all of the design cues as a part of it. 

Amongst them: The BMW Imaginative and prescient Neue Klasse provides up a design that’s concurrently a throwback to the E30 3-Collection with a much-simplified interface, plus next-generation EV tech that guarantees extra vary, sooner charging, and extra effectivity. 

The Volkswagen ID.GTI Idea EV provides up how VW plans to re-up its fun-to-drive compact automotive for the electrical period. 

BMW’s Mini confirmed the primary of a future lineup of EVs taking type. Its upcoming Mini Cooper and Countryman electrical fashions, badged E or SE, will get much more vary than the present-day Mini Cooper SE, in addition to a simplified interface targeted round a spherical central show display screen.


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