quote: EVs and PHEVs have pollution advantages now.
quote: “If renewable targets can help then why not,” said Stevens. “We don’t need to wait till its too late. We can do it now so why not. If the renewable targets are removed there will be serious question marks. Some pressure is always needed. Look at the progress made on CO2 emissions standards for cars, would that progress be made without targets? I doubt it.”
quote: I'm pretty sure Toyota has the horse and the cart ready to go; they certainly have the capability to do so if its feasible for them.
quote: if they were selling out everywhere, if there was profit; do you really see Toyota making this statement? Hell no.
quote: Hell yes. They are spreading FUD to protect their Prius line from the coming threat of plugins which beat them at their own game of being green.
quote: When the Spark EV comes out, you can buy it for about the same as a Prius-C, save more on gas every month, and go 0-60 in 7.6s instead of 11. The Leaf already quadruples the sales of Toyota's EVs.
quote: Toyota's plugin options simply suck. The Prius Plug-in is way overpriced for what is basically a Prius with an extra 3.1 kWh of battery and a plug, and the RAV4 EV costs $50k.
quote: What EV does Toyota make? I'm not familiar with it.
quote: The Pruis C has WAY more space than the Spark
quote: Toyota's plug-ins are hybrids and are in a different category than the Spark.
quote: However Toyota isn't a Government funded research company
quote: Their Hybrid R&D was funding by the Japanese Government. I believe NiCD battery was partially funded by the US government.
quote: Uhhh that isn't even on topic or rebukes anything I've said.
quote: Regardless of who helped fund the technology, every car Toyota produces represents an investment in capital.
quote: And everyone else's job should be to realize how much better EV is economically both macro and micro, and proselytize it.
quote: ...BNEF’s revision comes after the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association announced that Japan’s domestic shipments of solar modules rose 73% in the first three months of the year compared to the previous quarter. Solar PV is currently the most popular renewable energy in the country, having increased by 1,329MW betweem 1 April 2012 and 31 January 2013....
quote: I think it's sad not more effort's put into Hydrogen research. Sure it's the underdog now but there's far more possibilities for better hydrogen storage and generation then there is for electricity generation through batteries.
quote: 1. Umm we prefer to keep selling our hybrid tech we've invested in so we can make more money. If we can convince everyone not to go EV, we don't need to invest more money in new technology.