24 Sep '12, 8pm

Toyota Kills Tiny Two-Seat Electric Car It Doesn't Believe In #car #green

Toyota Kills Tiny Two-Seat Electric Car It Doesn't Believe In #car #green

"Most of the stories focus on Toyota management's view that battery technology isn't ready, the market for pure electrics isn't there, and hybrids are a much better bet." It is all about "money". Toyota has invested heavily in its hybrid technology (IMHO, it is outdated and cheap). Now it is ready to expand that hybrid drive train into all Toyota cars. Why would it expand into EVs? It doesn't make financial sense for Toyota. Its investment in Tesla is there to keep a tab on technology and when it is "profitable", it will just take the Tesla technology and use it in their cars... Toyota will NEVER fully embrace EV until it "milks" every drop of profit out of its hybrid investment.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1079379_toyota-kills-...

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