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Old 06-05-2009, 09:40 AM   #1
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Toyota to spend $1 billion



With new fuel and emissions regulations coming into place across the nation, as well as more stringent requirements in California springing up, automakers will be scrambling to follow the new laws that have been set out. Even Toyota, one of the most fuel-efficient manufacturers in the industry, will be struggling to meet California's new requirements for 3% of sales in 2012 to be zero-emission vehicles, and early estimates are predicting that Toyota will have to spend up to $1 billion to meet the goal.

Currently, California's requirement to sell 3% of vehicles as zero-emissions only applies to manufacturers that sell over 60,000 units a year, placing manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda and Ford directly in the firing line of the legislation. Other manufacturers such as GM and Chrysler will also have to comply with the rules, but the costs for doing so will be significantly less for them than the costs for Toyota and Honda, considering that together the two Japanese companies hold a large percentage of the auto market and thus must spend more money to get more vehicles compliant.

The estimated $1 billion figure required for Toyota to comply with the new regulations does not just take into account the cost of components needed for building battery-powered vehicles, but also peripheral requirements such as service centers, training for engineers and dealers, marketing, guarantees and warranties, and even new manufacturing equipment.

With Toyota's current sales figures, 3% of its vehicles sold would constitute around 15,000 zero-emissions vehicles, and should it fail to completely ignore the rule then California can ban the company from selling cars there, although it is unlikely to get to this stage, Bloomberg reports.

Toyota, and all the major automakers, will have to begin examining how to bring all-electric vehicles to market in time for the regulations, and with work already underway on some form of electric propulsion at most firms, the most difficult aspect will likely be convincing the public to buy the cars, which can often be dearer than comparable conventional models.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:46 AM   #2
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Welcome to the United Socialist States of America. Just because the govt. tells a car company what to build, doesn't mean people will actually buy them. Toyota should just tell California that it will not sell cars in that state. Car sales generate big tax dollars and California can't afford to lose more income. JMO.
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Currently, California's requirement to sell 3% of vehicles as zero-emissions only applies to manufacturers that sell over 60,000 units a year, placing manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda and Ford directly in the firing line of the legislation. Other manufacturers such as GM and Chrysler will also have to comply with the rules, but the costs for doing so will be significantly less for them than the costs for Toyota and Honda, considering that together the two Japanese companies hold a large percentage of the auto market and thus must spend more money to get more vehicles compliant.
I question the validity of this article based on this piece. The author is stating that the cost for GM and Chrysler to comply with the new rules will cost far less than Toyota and Honda since they (Toyota and Honda) hold a larger part of the market.....what market is he looking at?

He is correct with Toyota, but Honda holds a small piece of the market...far smaller than GM that is

http://www.nada.org/NR/rdonlyres/FFD...SalesRecap.pdf

I guess people can create articles with invalid information if they want since its teh internetz.
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I question the validity of this article based on this piece. The author is stating that the cost for GM and Chrysler to comply with the new rules will cost far less than Toyota and Honda since they (Toyota and Honda) hold a larger part of the market.....what market is he looking at?

He is correct with Toyota, but Honda holds a small piece of the market...far smaller than GM that is

http://www.nada.org/NR/rdonlyres/FFD...SalesRecap.pdf

I guess people can create articles with invalid information if they want since its teh internetz.
Well it was from Facebook lol
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That would explain lol

btw congrats on post 4,500
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That would explain lol

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hahaha Thanks...... Im getting on up there
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probably shouldn't have bought back all those first gens
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