26 Oct '11, 8pm

Toyota Developing 600+ Mile Battery; Nissan Says Long Range EV’s Unnecessary:

Toyota Developing 600+ Mile Battery; Nissan Says Long Range EV’s Unnecessary:

As the world’s automakers slowly move to embrace electric vehicles, each brand or group is taking a decidedly different approach to EV’s and hybrids. Just look at the vastly different approaches of Toyota and Nissan. While Toyota is working to develop a battery with 600+ miles of range, Nissan says that 95% of Americans only need 100 miles of range a day. Driver’s Don’t Need Long Range EV’s… Batteries are by far the biggest expense factor when it comes to electric cars, and contribute to the bloated MSRP’s of cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt. Another supposed shortcoming of electric vehicles are their limited range, with the Leaf officially rated at just 73 miles in average driving. And while many consumers claim they want more range, according to Nissan, they don’t actually need it. Nissan cites data it collected from Leaf drivers that shows the average Leaf drive...

Full article: http://gas2.org/2011/10/26/toyota-developing-600-mile-bat...

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