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GM-based Prologue electric SUV teased: First volume Honda EV for US

Honda has released a sketch of its upcoming fully electric SUV, to be called Prologue and arriving in 2024. Honda points to the smooth design as representing “the clean, simple and timeless values of the global Honda design direction, together with a long wheelbase, shorter overhang and strong stance outfitted with a capable tire.” It...

Ford Escape PHEV review, electric G-Class battery tech, “clean” hydrogen hubs: Today’s Car News

The electric G-Class will get energy-dense batteries. Federal hydrogen hubs should get more scrutiny over how they're making hydrogen, experts say. And does the Ford Escape PHEV deliver an experience that makes sense next to Ford's excellent EVs? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. In a Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid review, we found this model...

Review: 2022 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid lacks Lightning allure

Ford knows plug-in hybrids well. Nearly a decade ago it offered a smart set of Energi models proving that drivers were eager to plug in. With a Fusion sedan and C-Max hatchback, those Energi products were the perfect on-ramp for the electric vehicles we assumed would follow in greater numbers. They’re here. But in the age of the Mustang...

DOE hydrogen hubs might be as dirty as coal if clean hydrogen isn't defined, experts caution

Federally funded hydrogen hubs have the potential to reduce emissions, but could also be as dirty as coal without proper oversight, a group of experts warned. The 2021 infrastructure law includes funding for the hubs, which would produce hydrogen for different uses—including powering commercial trucks and industrial equipment and potentially...

Electric Mercedes G-Class SUV is due to get high-energy-density silicon anode battery chemistry

An upcoming electric version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV will use silicon anode battery chemistry from American firm Sila, Mercedes confirmed Tuesday in a press release. Founded in 2011, Sila claims its high-silicon anode material can increase energy density by 20% to 40% over current lithium-ion cell chemistries. Higher energy density allows...

Review: 2023 Genesis GV60 EV is trimmed down and boosted up the luxury ladder from Ioniq 5

Genesis has spent the past few years putting new platforms under its gas vehicles to give the still new-ish luxury brand some needed differentiation from its Hyundai roots. But with the new 2023 GV60 and the rumored forthcoming GV90, it’s returning to that lineage as those vehicles are both based on the Hyundai E-GMP platform. This...

Cadillac Lyriq price, VW’s Scout brand, future electric RVs, Genesis GV60 review: Today’s Car News

We review the Genesis GV60. The Cadillac Lyriq has a price tag and range ratings. Electric RVs could embrace solar and aero. And is VW working around its U.S. dealers? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The Genesis GV60 is one of a growing group of premium electric crossovers that will include the Audi Q4, Mercedes EQB, Lexus RZ, Volvo C40...

Stella Vita electric RV aims to get the most miles from solar

A team of Dutch university students has radically redesigned the RV with solar power and an aerodynamic shape. As detailed recently on "Fully Charged Show," the Stella Vita is an electric RV with fold-out solar panels designed by Solar Team Eindhoven, a team of engineering students at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2021, the team took...

VW's Scout EV brand a surprise to dealers: Will it try to bypass them for Tesla-like sales model?

The Volkswagen Group kept dealers out of the loop ahead of the recent announcement of its Scout EV brand, Automotive News reported Monday. VW announced the Scout brand May 11, confirming plans for a North American-market electric pickup truck and SUV under a separate brand structure. Scout, which revives the name of the classic International...

2023 Cadillac Lyriq starts at $62,990, with estimated 312 miles of range

GM has revealed starting prices and released some preliminary range numbers for its 2023 Cadillac Lyriq luxury electric crossover. The first fully electric Cadillac costs $62,990, including the $1,195 destination fee, in single-motor rear-wheel-drive form, or $64,990 in dual-motor all-wheel-drive form. And in RWD form it will deliver an estimated...

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