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I wonder if that MR2 looking one is the vehicle Toyota is supposedly working with Lotus on. That FJ Cruiser looking SUV has me excited! Hopefully it can actually perform off-road. Also Toyota is going to sell a lot of those electric pickup trucks!


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I wonder if that MR2 looking one is the vehicle Toyota is supposedly working with Lotus on. That FJ Cruiser looking SUV has me excited! Hopefully it can actually perform off-road. Also Toyota is going to sell a lot of those electric pickup trucks!


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From what I took away from the Q and A is it’s all Toyota, but it is a concept.
Akio’s big thing seems to be driveability and trying to make the cars accessible in a way.

The FJ is great looking but off road EVs are kind of backwards. The idea of taking a EV in the wilderness with no form or real charging gives me range anxiety. (I’m constantly, hiking and going off road in my Tacoma)
 

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LFA successor looking real McLaren like in that front end but still interesting to see. They all look phenomenal. Bringing back the FJ as an EV seems very Hummer-esque and I'm not too sure how to feel about that.
 
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From what I took away from the Q and A is it’s all Toyota, but it is a concept.
Akio’s big thing seems to be driveability and trying to make the cars accessible in a way.

The FJ is great looking but off road EVs are kind of backwards. The idea of taking a EV in the wilderness with no form or real charging gives me range anxiety. (I’m constantly, hiking and going off road in my Tacoma)
Rivian is working on that. They're really pushing their EV's as nature vehicles for offroaders and campers and they want to set up stations around national parks and offroad parks. TFL offroaded a Wrangler 4xE and it got awful range in pure EV mode so I'm right there with you in having range anxiety on the trails. At least with gas, we can carry jerry cans with us on the trails. EV's have a long way to go before they're viable for every single person who drives. Our infrastructure just isn't there yet
 

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LFA successor looking real McLaren like in that front end but still interesting to see. They all look phenomenal. Bringing back the FJ as an EV seems very Hummer-esque and I'm not too sure how to feel about that.
Like the look (FJ), hate that it’s a EV.

Furthest they shouldn’t went with that particular suv is MAYBE a hybrid, otherwise it should probably be petrol for its purpose.

LFA I would’ve made a hybrid just because the iconic characteristics of the supercar was its build quality and engine sound. It’s cool though, just not going to offer anything different then any other sporty ev.
 

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Rivian is working on that. They're really pushing their EV's as nature vehicles for offroaders and campers and they want to set up stations around national parks and offroad parks. TFL offroaded a Wrangler 4xE and it got awful range in pure EV mode so I'm right there with you in having range anxiety on the trails. At least with gas, we can carry jerry cans with us on the trails. EV's have a long way to go before they're viable for every single person who drives. Our infrastructure just isn't there yet
I feel like it just doesn’t make sense for the activity, infrastructure and all.

Then again I believe the government needs to target big cargo ships, yachts, semi trucks etc more then the general consumer.
 

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I feel like it just doesn’t make sense for the activity, infrastructure and all.

Then again I believe the government needs to target big cargo ships, yachts, semi trucks etc more then the general consumer.
I agree with that. They really push it onto us to save the enviorment but when you look at it, CO2 emissions of the general public are a fraction of what commercial vehicles and factories emit. Electric semi's are in the works from multiple manufacturers though
 
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Like the look (FJ), hate that it’s a EV.

Furthest they shouldn’t went with that particular suv is MAYBE a hybrid, otherwise it should probably be petrol for its purpose.

LFA I would’ve made a hybrid just because the iconic characteristics of the supercar was its build quality and engine sound. It’s cool though, just not going to offer anything different then any other sporty ev.
Agreed. A lot of people want the FJ back but as an ICE vehicle, not an EV. I feel if they green light the concept, Toyota is missing a huge mark on that
 
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I agree with that. They really push it onto us to save the enviorment but when you look at it, CO2 emissions of the general public are a fraction of what commercial vehciles and factories emit. Electric semi's are in the works from multiple manufacturers though
Yup I hate it. It’s business for them though (government) more than “saving the world.” Bring up any of those points to a super gung-ho ev/Tesla lover and it’s like they plug their ears and scream.

Realistically a Semi could benefit from going ev in torque, and I’m sure it’ll be cheaper to build an infrastructure for them at a truck stop then trying to place them everywhere for regular passenger cars. 🤷🏽‍♂️

Agreed. A lot of people want the FJ back but as an ICE vehicle, not an EV. I feel if they green light the concept, Toyota is missing a huge mark on that
I 100% agree. I would happily buy a small FJ. Even if it had a basic turbo 4.
That doesn’t mean I’m against EVs either, a CHR ev would make sense. Complete EV Venza/Harrier? Yeah I get it. They’re commuters for the most part in a city.
 

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I agree, a 4 cylinder turbo (even with a hybrid) FJ is one I would much rather have than an EV version.

I think the EV semi's first would've been an amazing decision to test since like you said, putting them at truck stops would work pretty well
 
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I agree, a 4 cylinder turbo (even with a hybrid) FJ is one I would much rather have than an EV version.

I think the EV semi's first would've been an amazing decision to test since like you said, putting them at truck stops would work pretty well
Well this means the GRC will be the last of a dying breed boys!!!! Better keep the car and hang on to it so we can laugh at all the people who called our Rollas shitboxes 20 years later!
Who knows they might make a show or something about our car beating GTRs or something before a full ev takeover 😂😂
 
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