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Tesla to deliver prototype electric vehicles to Toyota by July-end

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  1. dpeilow

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    Well, at the very least, we may get better packs out of it
     
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    Yes, it will be curious as to where Tesla batteries go from here.

    18650 batteries have far far more competition and volume which keep the price relatively low.

    Larger formats could be more efficient from a space and weight point of view - but at a high cost.

    Assuming Tesla would keep with Panasonic for Toyota, would they switch to Evonik for Daimler some day? And what would that mean for post-Model S Tesla cars?
     
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    I'm wondering where they're planning to build the new car.

    They could do it at NUMMI but since the Tesla/Toyota deal didn't include tooling inside the plant I wonder if Toyota will build a glider at one of their plants and ship it to California for powertrain/battery installation in a similar fashion to the Roadster,
     
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    Yeah, I'm curious how Panasonic features in all this? A while back Panasonic showed off a battery pack that was similar to the Tesla pack in that it was a bunch of cylindrical cells packed together.

    4-panasonicdev.jpg

    Shortly after that Tesla and Panasonic announced a collaboration. Of course Toyota and Panasonic have had a JV going on for some years now.
     
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    source: http://newsystocks.com/news/3587290

    What would they call this vehicle, Teslayota?

    This is great news! Can't wait for the reveal.
     
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    I just heard that Lexus will also get a total battery car and the hydrogen one is coming also. The source is up there in the know. I am for the total EV Lexus but not the hydrogen one simply way to risky in an accident.
     
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    Very interesting.
     
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    Toyota City - EV based on the Toyota IQ
    or the 4 Door version AYGO

    .... or just an 100 Miles Battery upgrade for the PlugIn Prius ....


    would be nice
     
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    More than likely they'll just call it a Toyota with a mention ("Powered by Tesla technology") somewhere on the window sticker and in brochures.

    I agree, that would be very interesting to see the RAV4-EV return with newer, better, technology.

    If they decide to collaborate on two different vehicles my vote is on the Corolla, and the RAV4 since they previously did an EV of that model.

    If Tesla can work out a ~200 mile range in the Corolla without eating up too much trunk space I believe it will sell very well.
     
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    Only if it doesn't cost $50,000.00.
     
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    True, although I actually meant to say "100 miles". 200 would be great but the high cost would prohibit it from reaching the intended target, the mainstream consumers. The current base Corolla costs $15,450 according to Toyota.com.

    I'm not sure what kind of premium the electric version would command but if the car is above $25-30K it probably won't sell well to the average consumer.
     
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    Tesla inside

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    Tesla Says It Is Testing an Electric Car Prototype for Toyota

    Sounds like people in the Palo Alto area need to look out for SUVs with no tailpipe.
     
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    Toyota, Tesla Said to Prepare Electric RAV4, RX Prototypes

    By the way, the one thing I don't like about the Rav4 is the swing open rear door with spare tire hanging off the back. (Lift up hatchbacks are much better IMHO.)
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