September 29, 2023

Does the 2023 Toyota Prius Prime reboot the method 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 total $7,500 tax credit score quantity. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Reviews. 

We drove the 2023 Toyota Prius Prime, which fits as much as 44 all-electric plug-in miles earlier than changing into a hybrid rated at as much as 51 mpg mixed. That’s higher on the hybrid entrance than the Chevy Volt, however lower than the electrical miles the pioneering GM mannequin provided when discontinued 5 years in the past. With the identical hanging form as the brand new Prius hybrid, we checked out the way it suits into the market as we speak—and puzzled if homeowners will plug them in. 

In a primary drive of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, we discovered it provides spectacular consolation, luxurious, and driving vary regardless of a smaller battery pack than the bigger EQS SUV. Its charging instances 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 reveals 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 total $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, corporations to substantiate the eligibility of its automobiles. 

Sila is claiming a 20% vary enhance with silicon-anode battery tech that’s on the best way ultimately within the boxy, brawny Mercedes EQQ SUV—with fast-charging promised, too. 

And Volkswagen has instructed that it plans to sundown a longtime European best-seller—the VW Golf—in favor of EVs set to reach later within the decade. 





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