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New EV From Toyota Could Mean End Of Toyota Prius

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The Toyota Prius cannot match the 300 mile range that electric cars of today offer and Toyota has said that they will launch an electric vehicle that will be able to compete, by 2020. So when the new EV arrives does this mean that the days for the Prius are going to be numbered?

Toyota set up an in-house company so that staff can research and focus on development of a new electric vehicle. The carmaker has been focusing on fuel cell technology and hybrids up to now but they are coming up with an EV that should be able to offer in the region of 300 miles. This doesn’t mean that they will give up with eco-cars, bear in mind that the Toyota Mirai is one of the ultimate eco-cars.

Toyota revealed that they plan on launching an EV by 2020 in Japan and when they do this there may not be room for the Toyota Prius any longer and we could be saying goodbye to it.

But do you think that it will be the end of the Toyota Prius when the carmaker launches a new EV in 2020?

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2 Comments

  1. Robert Comer

    March 12, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    You’re kidding, right? A Prius Prime, and even a normal Prius, can go MUCH further than a 300 Mile EV. Not under electric of course, but an all electric is screwed if you need to go further than your charge. I own a 2010 Prius and just ordered a Prius Prime — a 300, or even a 500 mile capable EV isn’t even in the running. Until we have a better power source or transmitted power, a gas engine will have its place… (with hybrid assist of course. )

  2. Dave Joson

    March 13, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Toyota Mirai is a disaster, an expensive dangerous liquid cooled Hydrogen bomb just to keep people paying for high priced fuel & higher priced cars, when the people can generate their own fuel with solar panels and a retrofit their existing cars with safe hydrogen: https://youtu.be/K3GDjVskYIs