31 Oct '14, 7pm

‘No one’ Wants Toyota To Build An EV, Says Toyota Manager

‘No one’ Wants Toyota To Build An EV, Says Toyota Manager

Having long basked in an enviro-reputation for its hybrids, Toyota has been saying battery electric cars don’t make sense, and as it prepares to show its fuel cell car to the U.S. next month, it’s said more. “Today, Toyota actually favors fuel cells over other zero-emission vehicles, like pure battery electric vehicles,” said Craig Scott, the company’s national manager of advanced technologies. “We would like to be still selling cars when there’s no more gas. And no one is coming to our door asking us to build a new electric car.” In response, EV advocates have viewed this “no one” wants a Toyota EV statement with feelings ranging from dismay to disgust to finding it humorous. The quote was originally given to the LA Times as Toyota amps up for its FCV preview. But do people really not want Toyota to engineer and produce a battery electric car? SEE ALSO: Is Toyota’s No-EV ...

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