Lexus' new LF-30 electric vehicle concept car is unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight on Wednesday. Photo: REUTERS/Edgar Su
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EVs, short-range cars take spotlight at Tokyo Motor Show

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Some nice ideas there but are we ready for them?

At a time when ordinary people are worried about their bank accounts and their future, will they be able to let go of their present road car and lash out on one of these goodies? Should city dwellers and commuters be required to switch to hybrid EV or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at their next car purchase?

And do old-timers in Japan want or need all of the electronic trickery?

Which new candidates will be winners, and which will be losers?

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Still going to be stuck in a traffic jam.

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Still going to be stuck in a traffic jam.

Not when they start flying and the roads become 3-D.

Fossil fuel cars need to end but massive fight from the mega oil companies.

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I kinda like Suzuki's Hanare's version. But I hope the chairs can also face forward because some people get nausea riding sideways.

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papigiulio, 50% of the seats face forwards, and 50% backwards. None face sideways.

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Globally, motor show attendance might be suffering, but every Tokyo Motor Show I’ve ever been to has been so crowded that you can barely get within spitting distance of the show cars. Best you can do you stand on your toes, try to get a few pics over the rows of attendees, grab a pamphlet, and move on to the next one.

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Over recent points I've seen many more rapid charging points even out in the countryside.

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These are some pretty designs, wow.

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These cars lack the testicular fortitude I prefer in order to enjoy driving.

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One, give them a noisy rumble

my iPod could do that

Two, the range and and lack of recharge points.

seems pretty easy but not for global entities

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Two, the range and and lack of recharge points.

A Google Map search for EV charging stations near my beach/countryside house comes up with more than 50 stations. Ranges are now more than 200 km and 20 minute rapid charges.

Also overnight charging from homes especially those with fuel cells and solar panels.

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These cars lack the testicular fortitude I prefer in order to enjoy driving.

electric cars already outpower and outperform their gas equivalents now. Some of the Hyper cars coming out have around 1800hp and 4000Nm of torque, only large diesel engines can produce this amount of torque. So you can have you rumbling V8 but youll probably only see the tail lights of those EVs in the future

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These cars lack the testicular fortitude I prefer in order to enjoy driving.

some would argue that loud ICE car is compensating for the "lack the testicular fortitude"

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The fuel costs of EV's have dropped to less than 50% of the costs of fossil fuel cars.

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The Original Wing

These cars lack the testicular fortitude I prefer in order to enjoy driving.

You've obviously never driven an EV. They will blow the doors off of every other car at the intersection, when the light turns green.

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Still going to be stuck in a traffic jam.

Not when they start flying and the roads become 3-D.

Where we're going we don't need roads.

Doc
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Easy fix....

Make them cheaper than gas powerd cars

And yar on a winner !

The Germans sold the VW like crazy cause it was cheaper than other models available for the day.

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The two main issues with electric vehicles are range and recharge time. Both seem easily solved by battery swapping. Tesla was set to introduce it but then dropped it for some reason.

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Jalapagos at its finest.

Japanese automakers are shifting toward cheaper, smaller, short-range city vehicles while the rest of world is shifting toward bigger and more luxurious SUVs.

It is of no wonder that all foreign automakers abstained from the Tokyo Motor Show; Japan is now a minor auto market not worth wasting one's time and money into.

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The always Superior Japanese engineering, Quality, design and aesthetics, will soon rule and corner the SUV luxurious EV market.

It is the Japanese and the Germans who have the right pedigree for superior automobile manufacturing!

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Only time will tell about the effects of electromagnetic radiation on the human body.

https://www.saferemr.com/2014/07/shouldnt-hybrid-and-electric-cars-be-re.html

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Well they look better than the vacuum clear that's known as the prius

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Well they look better than the vacuum clear that's known as the prius

The BMW i3 and 1st Gen Nissan Leaf are much uglier than any Prius

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