Published on May 30th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan98
Toyota Comes To Sense, Hopes To Maintain Relationship With Tesla
May 30th, 2014 by Zachary Shahan
Oy, Toyota. We understand that you led the way into the hybrid era, but you really need to let go of that leadership in order to do what’s need to have a good spot at the table in the electric car era. Maybe it’s finally getting the point.
Despite a recent announcement that Toyota and Tesla’s battery contract wouldn’t be renewed, Toyota hopes to maintain a relationship with Tesla… and maybe use its technology again? Nonetheless, it is still keen on the dead end (or smoke and mirrors) of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. I love this comment from underneath the Gas2 post: “What a joke. Keep your foot in the door with Tesla, but still push for HFCV. Toyota is a schizophrenic.” Indeed.
Toyota, you do realize Tesla is stealing your customers (as well as Nissan, GM, and Ford), right?
Anyhow, here’s more from Chris:
Though the three-year, $100 million battery deal between Tesla and Toyota is coming to an end, the Japanese automaker wants to keep its options open. For all the bravado Toyota has displayed in its push for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, it isn’t ready…
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