Toyota read this - what's my prime thought?

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by inferno, Mar 28, 2016.

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  1. Not enough ev...

    44.7%
  2. Where's wireless charging?

    2.6%
  3. It's only a 4 seater...

    44.7%
  4. I'm buying it!

    18.4%
  5. It's too odd looking?

    3.9%
  6. What's Prime? Where's the pip?

    1.3%
  7. The trunk is too small now.

    18.4%
  8. I'm not buying regardless.

    2.6%
  9. Weak plugin competition...

    6.6%
  10. No spare tire?

    10.5%
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  1. DavidA

    DavidA Prius owner since July 2009

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    Yeah, me too. Looks awesome in that matte black. Too bad the wheels covers are so bright. Someone should make the wheel covers in matte. Just say'in.

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  2. drash

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    Or Toyota could be angling for something like this that they've been working on:

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    Green Car Congress: Toyota R&D continues work on free piston linear generators for EVs; novel resonant pendulum control method

    10kW for a single cylinder, 20kW for a 2 cylinder engine (AKA Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG) ) - not bad.
     
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    game over.;)
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    What will it run on? Hydrogen?
     
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    plutonium fueled nuculer reactor, or lightning.:cool:
     
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    Flux capacitor


    Unsupervised!
     
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    Re the diagram several post back - What is it, an internal combustion generator?
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Yes, it's an ICE linear generator. It works on the same principle as those shaking flashlights. It could make a great range extender for a series PHEV by reducing the weight and space needed over a conventional genset.
     
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