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How Toyota plans to outsell Tesla

How Toyota plans to outsell Tesla

(5:05) Toyota is looking to a hybrid future rather than following the trend to all-electric vehicles.
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A canny move by Toyota.  

EVs are not ready for practical widespread use.  The technology isn't there, the natural resources that the technology depends on are not there (and not ethical or sustainable), the infrastructure isn't there, the public interest isn't there.  Hopefully this will change over time.  

Musk fanboys are trying hard to force the issue and make us all rush out and boost Tesla's profits, but it's too soon.  Like many innovators, Musk focuses on novelty and profit, rather than sustainable, practical solutions.  Those that come next will do better.  They will have to.

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A canny move by Toyota.  

EVs are not ready for practical widespread use.  The technology isn't there, the natural resources that the technology depends on are not there (and not ethical or sustainable), the infrastructure isn't there, the public interest isn't there.  Hopefully this will change over time.  

Musk fanboys are trying hard to force the issue and make us all rush out and boost Tesla's profits, but it's too soon.  Like many innovators, Musk focuses on novelty and profit, rather than sustainable, practical solutions.  Those that come next will do better.  They will have to.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (3 days ago)

Correct ... if you wrote this 5 years ago.

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Correct ... if you wrote this 5 years ago.

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Yes, it was correct 5 years ago, and sadly it will be correct when I say it in 10 years time too.

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Yes, it was correct 5 years ago, and sadly it will be correct when I say it in 10 years time too.

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Guest: CarsInSpaaaace (5 days ago)

Inexpensive, dependable cars which can function without as many flashy gadgets as a middle school science fair?

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Inexpensive, dependable cars which can function without as many flashy gadgets as a middle school science fair?

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (5 days ago)

Range anxiety won't be a thing for battery electric cars before long. But it will be for fossil fuelled cars. "Where's the next petrol station?" will haunt people who buy a new fossil fuelled car today. Petrol stations will become rarer and rarer as electric cars, vans and trucks become normal.

And when you're fed up with trying to find a petrol station everytime you want to drive more than 30 miles, you'll want to sell your car. But it will be worth nothing because no one else wants one.

And the cost of petrol will rocket as demand plummets.

IMO, Toyota is making a huge mistake.

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Range anxiety won't be a thing for battery electric cars before long. But it will be for fossil fuelled cars. "Where's the next petrol station?" will haunt people who buy a new fossil fuelled car today. Petrol stations will become rarer and rarer as electric cars, vans and trucks become normal.

And when you're fed up with trying to find a petrol station everytime you want to drive more than 30 miles, you'll want to sell your car. But it will be worth nothing because no one else wants one.

And the cost of petrol will rocket as demand plummets.

IMO, Toyota is making a huge mistake.

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Guest: Submit as guest (4 days ago)

Toyota is moving to hydrogen, not gasoline. 
Hydrogen has advantages and limtiations. So do batteries. I'm surprised that you are so one-sided (and not up to date?) on the limitations of battery technology, including environmental problems. 

But, battery technology might change. For now, it has severe limitation. 

(I drive a Prius, my next car will be BEV, not hydrogen electric.)

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Toyota is moving to hydrogen, not gasoline. 
Hydrogen has advantages and limtiations. So do batteries. I'm surprised that you are so one-sided (and not up to date?) on the limitations of battery technology, including environmental problems. 

But, battery technology might change. For now, it has severe limitation. 

(I drive a Prius, my next car will be BEV, not hydrogen electric.)

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (3 days ago)

Toyota is not moving to hydrogen. They are not investing any significant money into that. They are focusing on hybrids. But hybrids are a transition technology, and we're transitioning to BEVs really quick. 

Battery technology is getting really good. Tesla is about to announce the one million mile battery, necessary for robotaxis.

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Toyota is not moving to hydrogen. They are not investing any significant money into that. They are focusing on hybrids. But hybrids are a transition technology, and we're transitioning to BEVs really quick. 

Battery technology is getting really good. Tesla is about to announce the one million mile battery, necessary for robotaxis.

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