Toyota Prius V Why NiMH still matters and plugins don’t rule Hybridcar

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Toyota Prius V: Why NiMH matters and plug-ins don t rule

Is it perception or sales?

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The day I read some commentary all the different cathode technologies utilized in lithium ion batteries. variety, it was suggested, demonstrates all the now underway in the battery space, and the concluded that Toyota, on NiMH, was probably focused on the of battery technologies.

How absurd, I and the latest sale s data on the Prius V just continues to Toyota s major advantage in the space. Moreover, the idea Toyota is dependent upon technology is provincial. Even knows NiMH has no future.

does the gasoline engine, but isn t stopping tens of millions car sales per year, is it?

Furthermore, the idea that couldn t produce a series hybrid, a parallel plug-in or a full battery electric to compete with most now on the road is silly. In fact, the disruptive nature of today s technologies proves Toyota s point. Today s battery ALL of them are already irrelevant.

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So, what s the rush into that ultimately really no future, especially in terms of s extremely disruptive lithium Besides, once a battery makes a giant leap it s still going to take scale meaning widespread by numerous automakers to truly mainstream.

Nevertheless, automakers to do something to counter Toyota s halo driven by the success of the Prius. Likewise, every needs a serious chip in the space to drive innovation and to up perceptions. Still, oddly even when it comes to perceptions, a majority of average still think Toyota despite not one plug-in sale.

Ultimately, no other automaker was to invest in NiMH. Everyone it wasn t the future, even But that wasn t the point.

used NiMH to help its Hybrid Synergy Drive the basic drive that Toyota s hybrids, its upcoming hybrids, its fuel cell and it s also the basis of Toyota s iQ electric car. More over the last decade, has used NiMH batteries to millions of hybrid cars and thousands of patents related to while also creating the robust battery-powered supply the auto industry has ever

Likewise, during this decade of Toyota Prius Toyota has been testing battery technologies. But it s clear, to a preponderance of experts, that breakthroughs are still needed in the space, and Toyota has concurred. isn t a battery technology being today that is going to the future of electrification. Even massive supply chains to be developed and built.

So excuse for breaking practical.

I mean doesn t just offer the selling hybrid car today, the Prius V has become the second selling hybrid in America, and the C promises to extend Toyota s domination even further. In a few years, the Prius could be s best selling car. In a few the best selling Big 3 vehicles still be 20 mpg pickup trucks.

And while many hardcore advocates mock the upcoming Prius plug-in hybrid for its EV range, the fact of the matter is the plug-in Prius was also on practicality. For instance, the average in the US is 12 miles exactly the range of the plug-in. And since batteries are the cost in plug-in technologies, why not plug-in technologies as practical and as possible until a battery can truly move the segment

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I mean, is it about perception, or is it sales?

Because when it to battery vehicle sales, Toyota is way ahead of the pack.

let s say a battery breakthrough is achieved that results in a 300 mile that is as cheap a gasoline but significantly cheaper to fuel. automakers keep developing hybrids like the Prius Chevy Volt, or Ford Energi?

I doubt it. Instead, they d put effort into quick knowing full well two powertrains simply aren t compared to one once battery decline significantly. Unfortunately, to experts it will be decades that kind of cost-effectiveness is on a scale to dominate the auto

Most experts even that it will be a decade or so even today s plug-in can like today s hybrid sell without any tax incentives.

The is, there is a long road to electrification, and Toyota is selling can sell today.

So, I ask, is it to sell millions of hybrid every year built on an obsolete technology, or is it better to tens of thousands of plug-ins on an essentially obsolete technology?

I guess it depend on whether you re by results or just image.

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