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Diesel / Electric Hybrid Tacoma for 2016!

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by JDMcQ, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Nov 6, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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    JDMcQ

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    With all of the hype around various fuel saving technologies, I wonder if Toyota will be among the first to go hybrid with a truck. Seems to me that the Tacoma is a perfect platform. Toyota already has tons of hybrid experience under its belt and their diesel engines are top-notch. Put the two together and...BAM!



    Ground




    Breaking




    Shit.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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  3. Nov 6, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    Razgriz wtf am i reading

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  5. Nov 6, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    Diesel, hybrid. Oh wait you already said that.....:tinfoilhat:
     
  6. Nov 6, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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    GET YER OWN MATERIAL
     
  7. Nov 6, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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    Not sure i would want to take that through deep water. Damaging the electric drive while offroading would be a costly expense. You could easily get 25+ mpg with a diesel in a Taco. That and 400lbs of torque (if using a 4BT motor).
     
  10. Nov 19, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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    I would rather them offer the D4D as an option for the Tacoma. Nothing wrong with an efficient diesel engine!
     
  11. Nov 19, 2013 at 7:39 AM
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    Costly to say the least! My bosses wife's Prius was in a minor flood (just enough to get the floor inside wet). She got back put the key in and it told her to contact the dealership. A few days later they were told it was "totaled".
     
  17. Dec 4, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    I think we can all agree a Tacoma has slightly better ground clearance than a Prius.
     
  18. Dec 4, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    Electric motors for cars are sealed. If they weren't, they wouldnt be able to drive in rain.
     
  19. Dec 4, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    Battery compartment was flooded.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    OK

    So the opposition to this future marvel powerplant for the Tacoma is that a vehicle that has 1" of ground clearance got caught in a flood ?
     
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