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Hello there I have an 2011 Toyota Prius
That recently replaced engine
Due to head gasket issues
It drove fine for couple days
Until code P080A came up
And check hybrid system showed up
Contact someone who scanned
And he said hybrid battery needed to be replace
So today 10/21/21 I replaced the hybrid battery
but warning came up again
Check hybrid system
Inverter charges the battery
car runs but after few minutes it
It just stops
And bunch lights on dashboard
If I turn the car off for a few mnts
It runs again but warning ligh still on
Toyota, Stellantis to Build EV-Battery Factories in North America - WSJ
Toyota, Stellantis to Build EV-Battery Factories in North America
Car makers accelerate push into the American electric-vehicle market as President Biden toughens fuel-efficiency standards
A Toyota electric vehicle at an auto show in April. The Japanese company aims to invest $3.4 billion through 2030 to build electric-car batteries in the U.S.
PHOTO: HECTOR RETAMAL/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
Toyota Motor Corp. TM 0.07% and Jeep parent Stellantis...
I want an EV. And since my Prius, I'd love it to be a Toyota.
But there are none.
Today I found this article, supposedly Toyota is lobbying against EV's. Not in the US myself, so I don't particularly care about the lobbying, but I had expected Toyota to be more technology driven instead of dragging its feet. And actively sabotaging, sorry, lobbying against e.g. California's right to have stricter emission rules is something I would not have expected.
Is it really that bad? From what I read here, people with the Mirai's are left in the cold as well. (I have a dislike for H2 for practical reasons and a total lack of objective reporting in newspapers about the downsides of H2, but our government is pushing it for some reason (also some lobbying going on???)).
BTW, unlike the US (or the US portrayed in sitcoms/movies), people here don't buy new cars very often, partly because they...
Whatever the many reasons Toyota has taken so long to make this announcement... And yes it's just a bunch of promises, it's still a big step forward for leadership that have been a stick in the mud when it comes to transitioning to all electric vehicles
I'm sure we're all a little bit relieved that they are no longer gonna be anti-electric fossil fools claiming hybrid cars are superior to all-electric. It took a long time for them to accept that the future market requires major investments in all electric, not just resting on their already established hybrids:
TOKYO, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said on Tuesday it expected to spend more than $13.5 billion by 2030 to develop batteries and its battery supply system, in a bid to take a lead in the key automotive technology over the next decade.
The world's largest automaker by volume, which pioneered hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles with the popular Prius, is moving rapidly to deliver its first all-electric...
Toyota will be offering the next generation Prius as a hybrid hydrogen electric vehicle, battery electric for short trips such as commuting with a hydrogen fuel cell (presumably?) for longer trips. It appears this will be in addition to the next generation of the gasoline-electric hybrid system.
The Corolla will be offered with the option of a more powerful turbocharged gasoline engine or, in 2023, a hydrogen internal combustion engine in an unknown configuration.
Radically New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology to Transform Aviation, Backed by USAF - autoevolution
"This innovative fuel cell system was proven to deliver up to 2,000 watts per kilogram of specific power (three times more than liquid-cooled hydrogen), and an energy density of up to 1,500 watt-hours per kilogram, for a major increase in range."
That's about the same power density (specific power) as the best high-energy batteries and at least 6 times the energy density (specific energy). Very impressive if true.
I know we have a Lucid Air Official Thread but I thought I'd give it some exposure first before moving the comments into the other thread.
Spoiler: HEV's show lowest TCO
Latest DOE study conducted by Argonne Labs: https://publications.anl.gov/anlpubs/2021/05/167399.pdf
Summation (bold mine): "Comparing across powertrains, the HEV is the vehicle powertrain with the lowest cost of ownership over a 15-year span, at 44.6¢/mile. The ICE-SI, ICE-CI, FCEV, and PHEV50 all have costs around 48¢/mile. The BEV300 has the highest cost, at 51.8¢/mile, though the shorter-range BEV200 (not pictured) has a cost of 45.3¢/mile. The comparatively high costs for BEV300 come from assumed battery costs of $170/kWh in 2025 in the Autonomie model (Islam et al. 2020), though BEV would reach cost parity with HEV at a cost of $102/kWh. For all powertrains, the vehicle cost is the single most expensive cost over the 15-year analysis window. Maintenance and repair taken together is the second most expensive for all powertrain types except FCEV. For petroleum-fueled...
It looks like people earning over $100,000 or buying EVs priced over $40,000 will no longer be able to claim the EV tax credit.
US senate passes nonbinding amendment to limit EV tax credits
A cement factory in Switzerland is now using the world's largest EV to haul rocks.
The particulars of the operation mean that the rock and lime need to be hauled down a hill for processing, so they never need to charge the truck. It climbs back up the hill empty using energy drawn from regeneration on the way down.
Now, it is still a cement factory, and they are notorious for CO2 production so I suppose this is like going through your nuclear bomb collection and proudly stating that no child labor was used to produce it.
But it's still kind of neat that they built a giant EV that doesn't need to be plugged in.
I figure they're waiting till battery technology and miniaturization are good enough to stick 15 to 20 KW/HR batteries under the back seat.
A very interesting article, excerpted from an upcoming book, discussing the change from horses to cars (including electric) in the 1890s up to and including the current discussion about the future.
The lost history of the electric car – and what it tells us about the future of transport | Motoring | The Guardian
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