I’m a huge fan of pushing forward with innovative battery technologies for all the reasons you list. While I admire Toyota for its marketing smarts, the Prius was the most over-hyped vehicle in automotive history. Bought by people who imagined they were “saving the planet” the Prius was actually more polluting from a total lifecycle perspective, than a 20-year-old diesel Land Rover.

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