Tesla revealed its Hidden Master Plan, Part Deux, roughly four years ago. Here it is as a whole:
- Creating a small volume car that will inevitably cost less.
- Create a medium volume automobile at a lower price.
- Use that money to develop an inexpensive, high volume vehicle
- Supply solar power. No joke, actually for ten years this has been on our page.
This plan was quite a nice one with the arrangements. Right now, Tesla can be the only maker of every car sold in the globe in 20 years.
Toyota may be the world’s biggest automotive company based on how you measure things-like cars manufactured, corporate profits, or employee washrooms-but Toyota appears to be purposely dismissing Elon Musk, and his partners spearheaded electric car revolt. It focuses instead on hybrid powertrains and fuel cells using hydrogen. Are the top officials incompetent, deluded, or just deliberately ignorant?
Last week, at the opening ceremonies of this year’s Canadian International Auto Show, Larry Hutchinson, Toyota Canada’s President, and CEO, gave a speech. David Booth, who has been a car correspondent with the Canadian website of Driving, for the last 20 years, summarized and reproduced the statement.
Hutchinson acknowledges that carbon emissions in the world overflow hence a big problem (many of which are produced on the road worldwide by millions of Toyota vehicles). He states that the Canadian sales of electric battery vehicles collapsed with an expiry of government incentives.
In other models, including the Lexus Luxury brand, Toyota continues to offer hybrid-powered motors. Recently it unveiled the small hybrid RAV4 SUV. With 219 horsepower and a combined fuel saving of 40 miles per gallon, several buyers would be surprised. On the road, few other precious SUVs suck a gallon of fuel several miles away. It even has a tow rating of 1,750 pounds, which is absent from many battery-electric cars.
The US government did just that as memory serves. In 2015 and 2016, it set the targets. Then Toyota and many other major car firms protested and pleaded with the new government to help them from the expectations they had agreed on. The argument by Hutchinson makes perfect sense, but nothing he or Toyota suggests can be trusted.
Perhaps he ought to consider something here. Every EV is much more fun to drive than any hybrid Toyota vehicle with its petrol engines continually cutting in and out and the rumbling of its continuously variable low-tech motor flooding the passenger cabin whenever the driver whistles to the engine room for extra power. Once Toyota renders a vehicle as quiet and silent as an electric battery car, then, and only then, can it argue that it gives consumers options as good or better than an electric vehicle. (I’ve been a Prius Owner for three years. I understand what I speak of).