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Featured Toyota reveals its plan to catch up on EV battery technology

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by pakitt, Sep 19, 2023.

  1. Trollbait

    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    It's about the batteries they plan to have out in 5 years. Which they originally talked about in June, to hedge off the investor revolt. Think it came up in multiple thread here at the time.
     
  2. hill

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    I would love love love to have a plug-in Tacoma with about 35 or 40 miles EV range. But the way Toyota runs now? I'd have to pay probably $10,000 over MSRP

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    Ironically, Kia / Hyundai just started doing stuff - ev wise - rather than running it up the flagpole w/ lots of news feeds & fanfare hmmm - what an odd way to do things modernly.
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  3. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    The annoying thing is the slide where they said the bZ4X takes ~30 mins to charge 10-80%. No it doesn't! Not even the 150kW version. Every US test of the FWD version took almost an hour and they didn't even start at 10%!

    https://www.cars.com/articles/2023-toyota-bz4x-dc-fast-charging-test-dont-rely-on-it-463351/

    https://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1138558_test-drive-2023-toyota-bz4x-fwd-goes-long-but-comes-up-short

    This person got the closest to the advertised time but arrived at the charger at 0%. (Although in Toyota's defense, 0% on the bZ4X is more like 10% usable SOC left)

     
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  4. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    It would be a nice $30,000. Car
     
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  5. 3PriusMike

    3PriusMike Prius owner since 2000, Tesla M3 2018

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    Here is the answer to your question:


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