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Toyota to unveil a Hybrid...

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by ForeRunner, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Dec 28, 2007 at 10:56 AM
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    ForeRunner

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    Pickup. Interesting to see what it looks like.

     
  2. Dec 28, 2007 at 11:22 AM
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    Interesting. I go to the NAIAS every year in Detroit. I'll make a point to take some pics of this and post as soon as I get back from it.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2007 at 11:31 AM
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  4. Dec 28, 2007 at 11:38 AM
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    That thing is UGLY! Looks like an evil baby metrosexualmobile (aka Ridgeline).

    I like the mid-gate idea for cargo, but don't like the 4 foot bed. It would be interesting to get something like that for the double cabs. I'd like to find out what sort of performance and fuel efficiency they'll get out of the hybrid engine.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2007 at 11:39 AM
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    Aww, it looks like a Ridgeline :eek:.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2007 at 11:56 AM
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    Maybe it will grow on me (like cancer) When the new Tundras came out I thought they looked a lot like the Dodge:)puke:).
     
  7. Jan 4, 2008 at 12:57 PM
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    That is one of the ugliest trucks i have ever seen. I have no interest in a hybrid. either full gas or full diesel, electric car technology scares me, its too new.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2008 at 1:27 PM
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    What? Do you honestly think that a tiny cover band of elves lives in your radio? It's electricity! And it's already in your truck! :eek:

    When was the last time you hand to manually crank your engine, like on the Model Ts? Never? I thought so. That's because an electric motor does it for you. Think about electric car technology as just a pair of big starter motors turning the drive wheels. Not so scary now?
     
  9. Jan 4, 2008 at 5:43 PM
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  10. Jan 7, 2008 at 10:49 AM
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    Still scary. Let me re-phrase. the concept of effectively moving a car on electric motors is new. They had all those electric concept cars out in the 80's and 90's but mass produced hybrid cars are fairly new. I had a friend who bought a prius (dont ask me why, he's an idiot and got made fun of for it constantly). Anyway, not only was the car way more than a normal car with a normal combustion engine, he started having immediate problems with it. fortunately it was under warranty but when his warranty runs out, it costs alot to work on those cars. I dont like hybrids
     
  11. Jan 7, 2008 at 11:22 AM
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    My thoughts exactly. WTF Toyota! There is enough Ridgelines on the road as it is.
     
  12. Jan 7, 2008 at 11:25 AM
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    They just discovered electricity in South Carolina. Hahaha.
     
  13. Jan 7, 2008 at 11:31 AM
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    They have been making diesel-electric hybrid locomotives for decades. Granted, it's not cars, but not too far removed. One major advantage to electric motors is that they have maximum torque at zero RPMs. Think about that for a minute :)
     
  14. Jan 7, 2008 at 12:37 PM
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    Hybrids are actually worse for the environment than standard combustion engine cars because of the disposal of the batteries when their life cycle is up. However, electric cars are not new. Baker made electric cars in the early, early 1900s.
     
  15. Jan 7, 2008 at 3:24 PM
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    Batteries can be recycled. The biggest risk with a hybrid is that technology changes very rapidly in comparison with gasoline engines so the hybrid motors are more likely to quickly become obsolete.
     
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