By Miguel Cortina – Motor Trend
The irony couldn’t be more real. As I was driving a 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid from Tucson, Arizona, to Los Angeles, President Trump announced the U.S. was buying barrels of crude oil after its price plummeted nearly 30 percent in one day.
Although the move was made in an effort to boost the economy given the novel coronavirus outbreak and its effect on markets around the world, gas prices have been relatively low in the U.S. for a number of years, and Trump wants them even lower. Oil prices were at their lowest in over a decade, and here I was, driving the first hybrid SUV Honda has offered in the U.S.