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Old 02-02-2006, 09:16 PM   #1
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coming sooner than you think: the toyota camry PHEV

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i just finished reading the first review of the 07 camry hybrid.

and then it dawned on me: the release of this car in hybrid form means it's now just a matter of time (less than you might think) before america's most popular, conventional, main stream car will be available as a plug-in version that can drive 30-50 city miles in electric-only mode.

EDrive begins selling its prius phev system this spring. their site says systems are being planned for other hybrid models as well. you can be certain they'll be clamouring to do a camry version asap.

it won't be cheap - but it will be very, very cool. and it's just the start.

it's another piece of evidence - in my opinion a hugely symbolic one - of the turning point i think we're at in where cars are headed. with a camry phev, "alternative" suddenly finds itself smack in the middle of "normal".
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Old 02-04-2006, 02:26 PM   #2
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That's pretty fly, but I'm

That's pretty fly, but I'm assuming it's Toyota's jab at Honda and the fact that they can stay away from the spaceship criticizsm with their civic hybrid.
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$10-12k for this system is

$10-12k for this system is too much. I think they should charge 2k at most. I'd rather wait for toyota to come out with the 3rd gen prius. Rumors are it will be faster, cheaper and will save more gas.
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Re: $10-12k for this system is

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$10-12k for this system is too much. I think they should charge 2k at most. I'd rather wait for toyota to come out with the 3rd gen prius. Rumors are it will be faster, cheaper and will save more gas.
$2k for a new car? Are you high?
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I think he means 2k more

I think he means 2k more than the non-hybrid version, johnboy.
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Old 02-24-2006, 07:37 PM   #6
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Let me clarify. I think

Let me clarify. I think Edrive company should charge a max of 2k to do what they do to hybrids to improve their fuel economy.
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Ahhhh. I think 10k is fair

Ahhhh. I think 10k is fair to be able to drive a prius or something for 60 miles on just a charge. I'd almost never use gasonline and I'd have a/c and comforts and ****.
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if you're really interested

if you're really interested in electric commuting, $9k - $12k is competitive with building a good quality dedicated EV conversion that will have a similar range (30-50 miles at city speeds). it doesn't seem too crazy when you look at it that way.

but i suspect the majority will look at it the way you have. most people don't know what an EV costs, so they judge the numbers based on ???

btw, a toronto company is in the game with a $9k prius power pack. i think it's $US, but not sure.

http://hymotion.com/
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good, more

good, more competition=better prices.
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I personally really like the

I personally really like the PHEV concept. not only does it serve as an EV for "in-town" driving, but if you ever run out of juice it just switches on the gas motor. It's the perfect solution for just about everyone, at least until battery technology gets better...

or until they can finally manufacture that dylithium crystal engine.
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