Quoted: On Toyota and electric cars

“Electric cars are a disruptive technology, and Toyota knows that. I wouldn’t say Toyota is killing the electric vehicle. Perhaps Toyota is scared.”

Hiroshi Shimizu, professor of environment and information studies at Keio University in Tokyo, on why the car-industry leader seems to be lagging on developing electric-car technology.

 
 

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  • Markus Unread

    “Electric cars are a disruptive technology, and Toyota knows that.”

    Maybe Toyota knows that, at the moment, all-electric cars aren’t very green because they are, in the USA, actually 60+% coal/gas/nuclear cars. Maybe if Silicon Valley starts covering their parking lots with PV recharging stations it’ll be worth the effort, and expense.

 
 
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