Green Wheels: Dropping Used EV Prices, Lexus Hybrid Mileage Boost, and Eco-Friendly Die-Cast G-Wagen Unveiled

Green Wheels: Dropping Used EV Prices, Lexus Hybrid Mileage Boost, and Eco-Friendly Die-Cast G-Wagen Unveiled

Electric Vehicle Prices Decline, Lexus UX Hybrid Efficiency, Model G-Wagen Goes Die-Cast: Car News Update

Today in automotive news, the electric version of the Mercedes G-wagen adopts a die-cast model approach with an emphasis on sustainability. Second-hand electric vehicles are currently on the market for less than they were a year ago. Meanwhile, the most budget-friendly Lexus model sees an improvement in fuel efficiency. Stay updated with more at Green Car Reports.

The 2025 Lexus UX 300h is now exclusively available as a hybrid, with its all-wheel-drive variant seeing a significant improvement in fuel efficiency. This model now achieves 43 miles per gallon in combined driving and has an entry price of approximately $40,000.

CarMax’s yearly report indicates that the leading used electric vehicles (EVs) are now selling for up to $5,000 less than they did the previous year. The Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, and Nissan Leaf remain prominent on this list, all showing notable price decreases. Additionally, this year’s roster of bestsellers features a reduced number of luxury EVs from brands other than Tesla.

Last week saw the launch of the 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 580 featuring EQ Technology, also known as the electric G-wagen. This week, a more accessible variant has been introduced. Mattel’s Matchbox is offering a luxury die-cast electric G-wagen crafted from recycled metals and eco-friendly plastics, with plans to release a widely available model this autumn. This gives enthusiasts of electric off-roading a new medium to express their passion.

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While the UX’s design remains largely unchanged from 2024 and earlier years, it is now exclusively available as a hybrid model.

According to the retailer CarMax, the average prices of the most sought-after used electric vehicle models have dropped by thousands compared to last year.

While the genuine G 580 equipped with EQ Technology may not fully meet environmental standards, its miniature Matchbox version is fully committed to sustainability, utilizing recycled metal and eco-friendly plastic.

Hyundai backtracks on its commitment to a fully electric vehicle factory. Polestar explores alternative battery technologies for charging. National experts find methods to enhance the reliability of fast-charging. Additionally, the electric vehicle with a heritage tied to Saab could potentially be manufactured in Italy. All this and more can be found here at Green Car Reports. Just last week, Hyundai confirmed…

StoreDot’s „silicon dominant“ battery technology, which is designed for real-world electric vehicle use, may take a few more years to be fully implemented. However, its charging speed in a standard-sized electric vehicle lives up to expectations.

The Metaplant in Georgia, previously promoted as a facility dedicated to manufacturing only electric vehicles, will now also produce vehicles equipped with fuel tanks and exhaust systems.

Additionally, it has presented designs for various models, such as a sports car named the Rise and a high-end sedan referred to as the Capital ES.

Enhancing the robustness of control systems for public electric vehicle chargers could improve the overall dependability of charging stations in several typical scenarios.

Which car manufacturer has set the price for its hardware kit that enables its electric vehicles to power a home? Which electric vehicle brand boasts the lowest ownership expenses among all car brands? We recap the highlights in our Week In Reverse segment—featured here at Green Car Reports—for the week concluding on April 26, 2024. The Tesla Model Y…

Ford’s electric vehicles are currently not profitable, however, the company is optimistic about its upcoming line of cars. Mazda has introduced an attractive electric sedan, although it’s currently only available in China. Toyota is developing another three-row electric SUV that will be manufactured in the U.S. Meanwhile, Honda is establishing a new electric vehicle center in Canada. Stay tuned to Green Car Reports for more updates…

The proposed electric vehicle hub in Ontario is set to enhance Honda’s existing EV center in Ohio, potentially ensuring that most of the brand’s future electric vehicles are manufactured in America.

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