Home Electric Vehicle 2023 Prius overview, Mustang Mach-E LFP particulars, Fisker Ocean battery swapping: The Week in Reverse

2023 Prius overview, Mustang Mach-E LFP particulars, Fisker Ocean battery swapping: The Week in Reverse

2023 Prius overview, Mustang Mach-E LFP particulars, Fisker Ocean battery swapping: The Week in Reverse


What’s the most typical trade-in for a Tesla Mannequin 3?

Is Toyota about to ramp up its dedication to EVs?

That is our look again on the Week In Reverse—proper right here at Inexperienced Automobile Studies—for the week ending Might 5, 2023.

In a overview of the 2023 Toyota Prius, with some nearer scrutiny paid in every day driving conditions, we discovered the newest model of this hybrid icon to supply up jaw-dropping beauty and extra driving inspiration—though the interface, journey consolation, and quiet altogether come out a little bit missing. That, and also you’ll be fielding a whole lot of questions on why this Prius isn’t electrical. 

2023 Honda Accord

2023 Honda Accord

The 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid has earned a high security distinction. With the complete Accord lineup, it’s been named a Prime Security Choose+ from the IIHS, because of improved side-impact safety within the new mannequin and good efficiency of its entrance crash-prevention system night time and day. It joins the Camry Hybrid, though the Sonata Hybrid doesn’t fairly make the company’s high tier. 

Fisker plans to convey swappable batteries to its Ocean EV—for fleets at first—with tech from the U.S. startup Ample, by 2024. Ample has centered earlier efforts on the Nissan Leaf, so the Ocean and its liquid cooling could also be a distinct take a look at case. 

2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E preview

2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E preview

Ford has revealed vary and pricing for revamped Customary Vary variations of its 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E electrical automobile with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, and it seems good for worth. Costs drop; there’s an influence increase; charging is faster; and vary numbers are anticipated to be a bit larger. 

Redesigned 2025 Mini Cooper Electrical fashions will add extra vary, inside area, and be break up into economical Cooper E and sporty Cooper SE variants. Though the lineup is due subsequent 12 months, Mini hasn’t but confirmed U.S. availability for what presently quantities to one of the inexpensive EVs accessible to People. 

2025 Mini Cooper prototype

2025 Mini Cooper prototype

Ford CEO Jim Farley, on a quarterly monetary name, mentioned that the corporate goals to seize extra EV newbies with an upcoming three-row electrical SUV—the identical approach it did for pickups with the F-150 Lightning.  

Daimler Vehicles has introduced a $650 million US charging and hydrogen community for giant rigs. The enterprise, referred to as Greenlane, was began in 2022, however the announcement to “forge forward” with it seems to be timed with the Senate’s transfer final week to reverse tighter EPA heavy-duty truck air pollution guidelines as California adopted its personal tighter Superior Clear Fleets guidelines. 

Toyota bZ Compact SUV Concept

Toyota bZ Compact SUV Idea

The White Home claims that Toyota is now “absolutely dedicated to electrifying its U.S. lineup, and recommended that the previous “laggard” automaker is perhaps pursuing an accelerated timeline for EV adoption. The corporate hasn’t but detailed or disclosed that, if true. 

Early within the week, Lordstown Motors warned of extra monetary difficulties. It reported that Foxconn could also be searching for to again out of a funding deal that may hold the maker of the Endurance electrical truck operating—and that it would go bankrupt if this isn’t resolved. By Friday, the chance of the corporate’s continued operations seemed to be fading, primarily based on some experiences. 

Hyundai Mobis e-Corner

Hyundai Mobis e-Nook

Intelligent e-Nook tech with in-wheel motors, demonstrated by Hyundai’s expertise provider on actual roads within the Ioniq 5, may alter each the packaging and the mobility of future electrical autos. With steering, braking, and propulsion built-in into modules at every nook, EVs may carry out a real sideways crab stroll, pivot turns in small areas, diagonal driving, and extra.

By way of July 31, Costco is providing a $2,500 low cost on the 2023-2024 Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge. For 2024 each fashions are due for a spread increase as much as a projected 297 miles in some variations, with new motors and a swap on single-motor variations to rear-wheel drive. 

2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Tesla Mannequin 3

In keeping with information from the used-car retailer CarMax, the commonest trade-ins for the Tesla Mannequin 3 are the Honda Civic and Toyota Tacoma, and essentially the most generally traded-in mannequin for the Nissan Leaf is the Toyota Prius. 

And never each step of EV adoption goes to be easy progress. In its newest survey information, J.D. Energy noticed the next portion of consumers indicating they have been “not possible” to contemplate an EV buy within the subsequent 12 months than ever earlier than—indicating a rising portion of consumers could also be flat-out rejecting EVs. Though it’s unclear what new elements contributed to that, value and charging have been acquainted points.


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