The Honda Accord makes the highest tier for security. Daimler is re-upping its goal to ascertain a charging and hydrogen community for giant vans. Saab’s engineering braintrust continued to concoct new autos in an period of EVs. And we adopted up with the most recent Prius hybrid and located so much to like in addition to some gripes. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Studies.
In a evaluation of the 2023 Toyota Prius, with some nearer scrutiny paid in each day driving conditions, we discovered the most recent model of this hybrid icon to supply up jaw-dropping beauty and extra driving inspiration—though the interface, experience consolation, and quiet altogether come out somewhat missing. That, and also you’ll be fielding lots of questions on why this Prius isn’t electrical.
The 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid has earned a prime security distinction. With the whole 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 evening and day. It joins the Camry Hybrid, though the Sonata Hybrid doesn’t fairly make the company’s prime tier.
Daimler Vans 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.
And a return of Saab is unlikely, with Polestar eyeing Saab’s outdated Trollhättan, Sweden, headquarters as a improvement heart. But evidently the spirit of the automaker was nonetheless alive—together with a few of its former engineers—inside the failed NEVS. Maybe as proof of that as IP is rumored to be on the market, the Emily GT electrical automotive prototype was lately revealed, and in showcasing in-wheel motors and nodding to the final 9-5, it embraces Saab heritage.