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Toyota confirms EV, Hybrid Trucks - Pickups, SUV

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by stevesnj, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. Apr 25, 2021 at 7:02 PM
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    VanGo3

    VanGo3 Modern vehicles are ugly.

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  2. Apr 25, 2021 at 7:03 PM
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  3. Apr 25, 2021 at 7:06 PM
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    VanGo3

    VanGo3 Modern vehicles are ugly.

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  4. Apr 27, 2021 at 8:38 AM
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    The canopy is the best part.
    I'm personally thinking sooner but we have no way of predicting it. I'm here for it though, I'd love a hybrid pickup.
     
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  5. Apr 27, 2021 at 7:34 PM
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    Those battery swap places would be huge, think about how many cars you see at the highway stops, imagine having enough batteries to handle that traffic, would be a good number, even if it’s only for charge time, imagine what that charge station would look like? I’d check out a hybrid 4Runner, but I still enjoy driving the manual transmission in my taco to give it up to easy, but a manual transmission taco, might make me consider my next taco.
     
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  6. Apr 27, 2021 at 10:18 PM
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    Yeah a battery swap station would have to be damn near the size of a small football stadium in order to have enough batteries on site. Also wonder what they would have to do to protect a place like that from uncontrollable fires, was reading about that recent Tesla crash where the fire department used something like 30 thousand gallons of water trying to put out the battery fire.
     
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  7. Apr 27, 2021 at 10:49 PM
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    It’s going to take more panel size than a tonneau to get you home though. More like rtt plus batwing and then some.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2021 at 11:14 PM
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    Why can't they just make an EV you cannot tell is an EV from a mile away? Why always so goofy and futuristic?

    BMW/Mercedes also seem unable to stop themselves from producing EV in two-tone (yuck.)

    Range/recharge time is also still a huge turnoff for me.
     
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  9. Apr 28, 2021 at 4:41 AM
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    I always wondered that too but they make them as aerodynamic as possible to avoid drag at the expense of looks i.e. pop out handles, no grill nose, smaller or camera based side mirrors. Just the way it is.
     
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  10. May 3, 2021 at 8:06 AM
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    I use my truck for everyday driving, towing and 2 to 4 week driving excursions where we drive for 10 hours and stay in hotels or motels...my wife and I are retired. I can’t imagine doing that in an EV.
     
  11. May 3, 2021 at 8:11 AM
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    The future will be better range and less anxiety..just not yet.
     
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  12. May 3, 2021 at 8:19 AM
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    KBOX In a va.. *cough* truck down by the river.

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    By those years I'll be more worried about the government taking my driver's license away.
     
  13. May 3, 2021 at 8:29 AM
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    You're good. There are plenty of dangerous geriatrics who will never lose their license... What's one more?
     
  14. May 3, 2021 at 1:02 PM
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    I’m one of those...77...so maybe the future isn’t totally bleak for me
     
  15. May 4, 2021 at 10:02 AM
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    The key is a little commuter for work and back. And the taco for weekend adventure. In 2016 I had a Chevy Spark EV leased for my work commute. Was awesome and fun to drive
     
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    This is what I’m most interested in. This would be a huge undertaking. Fire protection engineering seems fun until you have a 100,000 sq.ft warehouse of batteries capable of lighting half the earth on fire
     
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  17. May 4, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    never understood this, if you’re going to lease something incredibly ugly and fuel efficient, why not just buy a used Corolla rather than throwing money down the toilet?
     
  18. May 4, 2021 at 1:29 PM
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    Tax deductible.
     
  19. May 4, 2021 at 1:33 PM
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    That thing is ugly as shit
     
  20. May 4, 2021 at 2:03 PM
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    Corollas use gas.
     

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