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    Toyota is planning long-range battery-powered electric cars for 2020 as its hydrogen fuel cells cars are failing

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    As we reported earlier this year, the few automakers still entrenched in hydrogen fuel cell technology were starting to show signs of succumbing to physics and turning to battery-powered electric cars in order to comply with stricter zero-emission regulations.

    Now one of the most prominent proponents of hydrogen fuel cell cars, Toyota, is reportedly planning to mass produce battery-powered long-range electric cars by 2020. more…

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    It's about time. :)
     
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      maybe they are having a hard time selling the Mirai because there are very few places to purchase hydrogen for it. do they even sell them in North America outside of California?
       
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      Maybe, plus, as I think Trev wrote in one of his earlier posts, how do you fill with hydrogen at home again?? :p
      Oh, and, what did we say about 'fugly'...? :)
       
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        I think that the people in the Toyota design department watch too many Saturday morning cartoon shows, which of course are drawn in Japan. Speed Racer anyone?
         
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          An all electric Prius would be a cool thing. Not the new one though. Clean up the lines, round the front, on a 2007, price it at $25,000 for 200 mile range. They could sell millions of them. It has been frustrating watching Toyota wander down the Hydrogen Fuel Cell path.

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