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Interests: Electrified vehicles, REs
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In many cities with high pollution level, cars equipped with HEPA filter A/Cs could become a must, specially when driving behind diesel vehicles? Full time use of HEPA A/C will reduce range on most BEVs but may be required for driver/passengers health?
This system would work well with ultra quick charge batteries or ultra capacitors to recuperate more deceleration energy and optimize e-braking?
FC trucks may be more economical when diesel trucks users have to pay for all damages they do. A progressive increase in diesel oil (over the next 5 to 10 years) from $2.50/gal to $7.5+ or until such time as average H2 price is lower than diesel oil.
Toyota, with current best efficiency ICEs, will probably benefit with their recent limited FV with Mazda?
Another hand for California + HK? Those electric vehicles are welcomed. It will help went ICE trucks are progressively banned from inner cities? What is RoUSA doing?
How many would be PHEVs, batteries + FC combo, FCEVs?
Batteries + FC combo may be one of the best solution for Trucks, long range Buses, Trains, heavy pick-ups and SUVs? Rely of Toyota to develop, test and mass produce it.
It seems more and more evident that USA is composed of California and RoUSA (Rest of USA). Had RoUSA followed California's lead, USA would already have 10+ million BEVs, 2.5+ million FCEVs, 10,000+ quick charge public stations and 2,500 + H2 stations?
Vehicles equipped with back up camera should have 180+ degrees capabilities.
Another step toward H2 trucks, cars, suvs, buses, tractors, trains etc. Of course, Toyota will produce many of them?
Excellent use of FCs in both refrigerated trucks and as fixed FC for stores. Seven eleven stores (and others) could install clean H2 stations for delivery trucks + customers + stores.
Zero or negative progress in the last three years? That's what larger/heavier SUVs/pick-ups and less unemployment can do?
Rumors are that the production cost is $100+/Liter?
Many posters may have to broaden their acceptance level for near future: 1) improved (above 800 wh/kg) ultra quick charge, longer lasting, much lower cost batteries. 2) improved charging facilities @ 800+ Volts and 400+ KW). 3) much lower cost, higher efficiency, fully automated mass produced FCs, without precious metals. 4) higher efficiency, lower cost electrolysers to produce lower cost clean H2 (below $3,50/Kg) from excess-surplus REs. 5) much lower cost extended range BEVs and FCEVs.
Yes JM, AWD hybrids equipped with small FC as range extender would be a good solution, specially in cold areas with long snowy winters. Users coud run on batteries or FC depending on local condition.
Nothing really wrong with Toyota absorbing all or part of Mazda and Nissan absorbing all or part of Mitsubishi (car and truck) operations. GM and VW (and others) have done that many times.
A very short range affordable BEV for city dwellers and/or as a second family car. Would be interesting for gorr?
Will the winner(s) be in EU, US, China So-Korea, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, India or elsewhere? Longer lasting, higher performance, ultra quick charge batteries are required for lower cost higher performance BEVs.
Net loss going up is not very good news. Mass production of Model 3 may help to correct that situation?
Producing 300,000 vehicles/year in a new plant in USA with 4,000 workers will be good for USA and DT. This type of JV can reduce initial development cost and produce more competitive units. Will they produce BEVs and FCEVs in early 2020s? If so, a new battery and FC factory may be an option?
The TESLA/Panasonic and other mega factories will have serious price/efficiency competition starting by late 2017 and more so by end of 2018. Higher demands for electrified vehicles and fixed storage units will justify more highly automated factories to produce lower cost improved batteries.
Many new small cars are sold for less than half the average fleet car price and almost 1/3 light trucks price? We should stop buying bigger than the neighbours and more for essential needs?
Very interesting approach to produce clean H2 + Heat directly at the points of need/distribution. Wonder what the total NET efficiency (including the production of nano aluminium material) will be? This could become one way to produce lower cost H2 for near future FCEVs.
Competition with more FCEVs and more H2 stations will contribute to lower retail price by 2020/2025 and before?
Hope they will offer a lighter unit made with lighter materials to further increase range per charge?