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No matter how much the super-greens may want it and no matter how much the government may mandate the techonogy... and subsidize it to the tune of thousands of dollars each... the electric car is simply not ready for prime time.
From Hardware via Penny Peiser:
Toyota kills city 'e-car for everyone'Only a limited launch for eQ
Who killed the electric car? This time round, Toyota did. It said today it will not release its proposed mass-market mini e-car, the eQ.
The reason: there's no demand for it, not while battery technology is failing to provide comparable range to a tank of petrol.
"The current capabilities of electric vehicles do not meet society's needs," said Toyota vice-chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, Reuters reports, "whether it's the distance the cars can run, or the costs, or how it takes a long time to charge." [full article here]RELATED: