I love Nikolai Tesla, and yes, he did show the way to the future. Too bad he died penniless.Toyota is the typical Japanese company. It is run by old men who are too conservative to see what is happening in the market. It reminds me of another Japanese company, Sony. Sony who invented the walkman should have been the company to invent the IPod. It didn’t and the rest is history. Sony made the best televisions. Now they buy their Oled displays from LG.
Toyota builds the best hybrid cars. Certainly not everyone will buy a BEV car, range issues being the primary reason. Ford has already said it will require only 40% of its current workforce to build all electric cars. Yes right now batteries are expensive, but the price is rapidly declining just as technology always does. Building hybrids means Toyota will be stuck with too many workers and installing two engines in each car. That does not sound like a very good plan long term. Plus hybrids still emit greenhouse gases. Yes EVs will require significantly more electricity generation, but over time mankind will produce the electricity needed in a more carbon neutral way.
Love him or hate him but Tesla showed the way to the future.