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Toyota looks to next generation of hybrids

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    [​IMG]Since he was a teenager, Takeshi Uchiyamada's dream was to make a car. But as he entered his 50s as a Toyota engineer, he had all but given up hope he would ever head a project to develop a model.

  2. 03TrailBlazer

    03TrailBlazer Rockstar

    Ok, several may think I am crazy for saying this, but in my opinion the whole hybrid thing is moronic. If you think about it, it does not make sense, since you cannot plug these cars into a wall outlet (without a hack). I.E. Too much energry transformation (how much energy is lost in the process?)- Gasoline is used to run a generator to charge batteries which in term powers the vehicle via electric motors..... I'm sorry, but I still believe that the gas engine can be made morre efficient, perhaps the an alternate fuel... for instance- hydrogen. The byproduct is water, and water would be the fuel.... not the membrane version of a hydrogen vehical mind you, but a combustion version.... BMW did it...

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