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This week’s news…
This just reeks of pump and dump to me
and their main site:
Why does every FCV cost $500 a month?
Trouble in Apple car paradise
Chief of Titan leaving Apple
WeFuel, personal fuel delivery, no, seriously
VW says the evil of silicon valley must be contained and they are just the evil organization to do the containing
Tesla’s very self-serving argument for their business model
This week, Russell, Tony, Evan and Mark work over Tesla’s new 7.0 operating system, Toyota’s love for all things hydrogen and much more.
Yes, we do think you’re number one.
Yes, we talk the inside, the outside and everything in between on the Tesla Model X this week, as well dissect some new Volt ads and briefly mention hydrogen.
This week Tony and Russell bravely go forth to wrestle with…
Audi A3 e tron pricing
Fisker makes it’s return…to the Inland Empire
While FCV owners search for an open refueling station, plug-in and EV drivers seem to like their cars
We’re going to force you to do what you should already be doing
This week Evan, Tony, Patrick and Russell discuss…
Next gen PiP to have 30-35 miles of EV range, according to an anonymous source
Toyota starts taking Mirai orders, unicorns everywhere cower in fear
Craig Scott, national alternative fuel vehicle manager at Toyota, “With batteries there is a fundamental science problem that we don’t know how to solve.”
Toyota recalls 625,000 Priuses globally (109,000 in the US)
Apple hires Doug Betts formerly of Chrysler
Depends on how you define “hybrid”
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– by Jon B
We live in an interesting time. A time where science and technology are at the forefront and in the automotive world, the leading edge in alternative fuel technology at the moment is electric vehicles with manufacturers like Nissan, Tesla, Ford and General Motors putting out their versions of what an electric car should be. Notably absent is the Japanese giant that is Toyota with a reincarnation of its RAV4 EV with battery technology borrowed from billionaire Elon Musk. It should’ve been a raging success – the combination of Toyota quality, durability and reliability and Tesla’s battery and motor technology. Alas, Mr. Toyoda has other plans and the release of the Mirai is an example of his vision of future.
Me-rye. It’s Japanese for “future”. Toyota thinks that battery electric vehicles should be limited to the short distance, city driving (although Elon has proved otherwise) and suggests that fuel cell vehicles are what the public wants. Toyota suggests that those that are used to petrol-powered vehicles will warm up to fuel cell cars as the range and refuelling times are similar. Excuse me Toyoda-san, there’s the slight issue of actually having hydrogen stations where one can refuel in the first place. Nevertheless, the focus of the article is the Mirai and not a discussion of which form of fuel or energy the future should use.