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Next-generation EVs in spotlight at Japan Mobility Show

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Looks like a cute EV micro van for homeless people.

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Still concept car from Japan? China already dominate EV market .

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2023-breaking-china-ev-supply-chain-dominance/

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Still not many places to charge EVs in Japan

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The Nissan Hypertourer looks pretty cool. I wouldn't;t buy one, but it would turn my head.

Might wanna raise those fairings on the front quarter panels up off the road a bit though. It wouldn't look so cool when you rip them off on a speed bump or a steep curb up into a supermarket parking lot.

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@sakura: China already dominate EV market .

Thanks to Global media baron Elmo Musk, a billionaire who has helped China., also Saudi Arabia, while taking huge government contracts from the USA. He's a champion of big government, for sale to the highest bidder.

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sakurasuki

Today 06:39 am JST

Still concept car from Japan? China already dominate EV market .

> https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2023-breaking-china-ev-supply-chain-dominance/

I do hope you have done some research because China is manipulating the numbers by just producing as much ev as possible which will just end up in a landfill without ever being used

Let's put a link like you always do.

https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2023-china-ev-graveyards/

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still useless cause we live in a block of flats.

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Supporting the useless hype is not clever and in fact digging own grave because there always be those cheaper rivals with hands on technology or rare resources for the cheaper production process. No, the trick would be not to bet on that dead horse, avoiding to play catch-up. Instead they could remain or again become the world leaders in conventional and real cars, those the real drivers want and feel used to it and give an emotional feeling when driving. Leave EV to toy stores and all those adult children who think those toys were cars.

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How is the electricity that charges the batteries produced? What happens to the batteries when they die? Who mines the minerals necessary to produce the batteries?

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EV cars have many advantages but the most is that their is room to grow. The vision EQXX can already drive 1,000 km on a single charge. Driving 400km in my Toyota is tiring enough. I have no attachment to the sound of a engine. Absolutely not. A good sound system, quiet interior, temperature regulated interior and a giant screen for the visuals is enough for me. If the car also updates automatically to give me more range, that's superb.

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Instead they could remain or again become the world leaders in conventional and real cars

Gaoline is a none renewable resource. Anyone who puts all their eggs in that basket will only lose very, very bad in time.

EVs or hydrogen seem to be the way forward. Anyone who thinks otherwise will go the way of BlackBerry. Remember when they were one of the world’s leaders in cell phones, and now they hold a zero percent market share. That’s what will happen to people who think gasoline is the future.

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A 軽バン can be turned into a wonderful little camper, especially when combined with a tent. One can camp pretty much anywhere in Japan as long as you leave the site as you found it. Shaken and taxes on a kei are very low, and their size makes them able to navigate the narrowest of Japanese roads. I have much fun with mine. https://www.asahi.com/and/article/20220316/415663190/

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@albert

I do hope you have done some research because China is manipulating the numbers by just producing as much ev as possible which will just end up in a landfill without ever being used

I do hope you done some research and use the latest information, that show actual figures. This one from JT today.

https://japantoday.com/category/business/europe-is-looking-to-fight-the-flood-of-chinese-electric-vehicles.-but-europeans-love-them

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Only japan you will someday understand why and how pay

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@sakurasuki

Serious does are no real sources which you can just copy and paste a link from.

You does randomly google and copy the link without doing actual research.

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@Albert 

Serious does are no real sources which you can just copy and paste a link from.

You does randomly google and copy the link without doing actual research.

Please show us that China is not no one in EV, can you do that?

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Up to the person who made the claim to support it. Otherwise they were probably just blathering.

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I don't need anything so fancy. I'd be happy if they made an electric Hiace, Alphard or Serena. Or even an Estima. It already has an aerodynamic shape. You can tell I'm a soccer mom can't you? I can't live without the minivan. The kids need that extra row of seats otherwise they will be fighting and annoying me all the time.

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