Thinner Air For Tesla As Toyota Joins The BEV Fray: “A Natural Consequence”

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This Tokyo morning, the Nikkei surprised its readership with the news that world’s largest carmaker Toyota will change its battery-skeptic posture, and that it will “start mass-producing electric vehicles by 2020, hoping to expand its lineup of green automobiles beyond hybrid and fuel-cell cars.”

Readers of Forbes have known this since June, when the Chief Engineer for Toyota’s hybrid Prius range, Kouji Toyoshima, told me that Toyota “would like to use more electricity to power our cars.”

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