Tesla and Toyota Team Up

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    The revolution is upon us. 2010 is the first year all the bill auto makers are rolling out fully electric cars: GM, Honda, Mitsubshi, Kia, Toyita and Chysler (not sure about Ford). I think it will take off slowly like the hyprids, but it will speed up.

    I think we will see a transformation over the next decade from gas/oil fueled cars to all electric cars. From 2020-2030 I wouldn't be surprised if gas fueled cars get entirely phased out.

    Why Toyota backed Tesla - Video - Business News

    Another prediction by 2020, the US gets 25% of it energy from Solar, Wind, Hydroelectric, 25% nuclear, 25% Natural Gas, 20% Coal and 5% biofuels!
     
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    I like the Tesla the first time I saw it.
     
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    Great, now Toyotas going to turn overpriced limited mileage "dreams" that very few people want, into unsafe overpriced "pieces o' shit!" that very few people will want.
     
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    New Electric Cars - 2010 and 2011 Electric Cars - Electric Vehicles - thedailygreen.com

    The line up:
    The first generation will be slow and expensive, but consider that $7,500 tax rebate for all these cars, I think we will be pleasantly surprised.

    Nissan Leaf - 100 miles: $23K
    GM Volt - 40/400 miles: $40K
    Ford Focus - 100 mile: Similar to the Leaf
    Godu - ???miles - $40K
    Fisker Karma - 50 mil - $87K
    Think City - ????? miles (but should be higher than others) - $20K
    Tesla Model S - 300 mils - $50K
     
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    Tesla was a great band


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    Most people want their cars off of gas! Its going to happen sooner rather than later. Toyota (minus the little accerlator problem) has always been well above the curve. This is just one more example. See the list I presented, besides the Volt, not really compares to the Model S!

    Note: Don't be afraid to embrace something liberal or environmentally friends. Yes movement like these make me stop and pause for a moment, but this is a necessity that we need to embrace! Oil isn't going to be around forever and the Black Crack makes our enemies rich!
     
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    Yeah, after hearing about the Lexus cover up the other day, I wouldn't get anywhere near a Toyota.
     
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    Well you are missing out! My wife purchased the Sienna minivan not to long ago. It's an amazing vehicle. The designers literally thought of everything and cover everything.
     
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    Nah, I prefer American or German made. My CL63 AMG is an amazing car. Also happy with my Hummer, my wifes escalade, and my 4 classic american muscle cars.......My sister bought a Rav 4 a couple o' years back, and it's been nothing but a problem child from week one. The thing has been back to the dealer 11 times now to fix various problems in a two year period.
     

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