A hands-on look at Toyota’s crazy, and not-so-crazy mini-BEVs

Ngatsu-san shows off the recliner. Glass frosted at the touch  of a button (no Photoshop) – (c) Bertel Schmitt

Over the past few days, I had the opportunity for taking a peek at a few BEVs to be shown at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. In case you already hold flight tickets to Tokyo, stop reading. And in a further attempt to reduce the readership of this story, let me point out that you may likewise cease reading if your interest in BEVs hovers around who’s faster on the drag strip, or higher up in Wikipedia’s List of Nürburgring Nordschleife lap times. This story would not be for you.

The peeking for this story happened at Toyota. The motto of the car show is “Open Future,” but for a few of these vehicles, the future is quite near. Public, or at least publicized sentiment has been quickly shifting from cars to EVs, and now from EVs to no cars at all, or at least to vehicles with limited impact. All vehicles I could preview are going in that direction. [Continue Reading]

Friday Morning Auto News, Oct 18, 2019

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