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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.
I love Nikolai Tesla, and yes, he did show the way to the future. Too bad he died penniless.
 

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If GM still made the Volt or a 3rd generation, THAT would be the ONLY vehicle on my "next car" list. Period.

A low-slung, rakish Trax-ish inspired 3- door and 5-door sporty wedge with Ultium batteries and a direct injection, Atkinson-cycle 3 cylinder with a 60 mile EV range, returning 50+mpg in range-extending mode, possibly with e-AWD as an option. And bring back the 2+2 seating.
That and a Corvette.
 

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It's the best-looking Prius ever, but that's not say a whole lot. Good improvements all around and keeping it freshened up. Better than let it get stale with no updates and then cancel it because sales are down. Oh, that's GM's theory with sedans and EVs to date.
 

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He was a genius at electric research. He just didn't know squat about business. So other people (geniuses of business) used his ideas and got rich.
Tesla did actually make a significant amount of money from those ventures, but he spent it all on further experiments.

Elon Musk didn't use any of Nikola Tesla's ideas, but just used his NAME, and got rich(er).

Trevor Milton saw that and decided he wanted to try that idea too but didn't do so well at it.
 

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Being stunning compared to it's predecessor which was one of the ugliest cars ever made is not a great achievement. But I admire Asian manufacturers' PR investment. Especially Hyundai/KIA products are called stunning and beautiful in headlines. No matter how they look, nice (as Teluride) or fugly (as Sportage).
 
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