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  •  Toyota RAV4 EV will be released soon (4+ / 0-)

    There was a nice story about it in the NY Times on Sunday. It has a range of 120 to 130 miles with a Tesla battery and drivetrain. The price before incentives will be around $50k.

    As more manufacturers introduce hybrid electric and full electric cars, the better it will be for all of us. Meanwhile, let's cheer on the Volt.

    Eradicate magical thinking

    by Zinman on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 01:53:51 PM PDT

    •  Actually, this would be the 2nd gen EV-RAV4 (1+ / 0-)
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      Toyota made an all-electric RAV4 for the California market back in the 90s. Not sure why they discontinued it, but a lot of the tech found its way into the Prius, eg regenerative braking.

      (True story: I learned about the electriv RAV4 from an op-ed by actress and environmentalist Alexandra Paul. She drove one of the original EV-RAV4s.)

      Reforms come from below. No man with four aces howls for a new deal.
      Keystone XL will raise gas prices!

      by Turbonerd on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 02:50:50 PM PDT

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      •  Here is a link to the NYT story: (0+ / 0-)

        It mentions the first edition of the RAV4. I saw one back in the day when they were first introduced. It is a shame that they were not as successful as I hoped they would be. That just confirms to me that perfectly conceived and revolutionary products often fail to be adopted because they are too far ahead of their time.

        Eradicate magical thinking

        by Zinman on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 10:04:56 PM PDT

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