Electric Cars – Toyota Kills Off The eQ

Toyota has announced it will not be releasing the eQ  electric town car due to lack of consumer demand because of the usual problems of  limited range and charging time.

The Electric Vehicle (EV) has been another spectacular and very expensive Green failure, like the renewable energies of wind and solar, EV’s require huge tax payer funded subsidies to even make them faintly attractive to consumers.

In the US the Chevy Volt, which is sold in Britain as the Vauxhall Ampera, has been a huge failure both in terms of sales and economically for General Motors, Reuters estimate that General Motors are losing US$ 49000 on each Volt they sell, though General Motors contest this figure. One thing is for sure however, General Motors spent over US$ 1bn developing the Volt and total US sales for 2011 were 7700  cars, a good way short of the target of 10000 cars.

In both Britain and the US  EVs are subsidised with taxpayers money in Britain subsidising each EV to the tune of £5000, and in the US $7500, but even with the taxpayer funded subsidies EV’s still do not sell:

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.”

All that now remains to be seen is how many of the other manufacturers like BMW and Renault that have EVs in the pipeline follow Toyotas lead and back away from yet another unworkable idea for the Brave New Green CO2 free World.

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About Tory Aardvark

Climate Realist, Conservative and proud NRA member. I don't buy into the Man Made Global Warming Scam, science is never settled. http://toryaardvark.com @ToryAardvark on Twitter ToryAardvark on Facebook

Posted on September 25, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Electric Cars, Global Warming, Green Jobs Lie, Green Lies, Green Taxation and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. If Toyota can’t make a viable mass market electric car – nobody can.

  2. Hannah Middleton

    If someone could engineer a car run on BULLSHIT the “Climate Sceptics”
    industry would be an inexhaustable fuel source.

    • During the last war many vehicles were converted to run on gas whilst petrol/diesel was in short supply. Perhaps this could make a comeback? On the other hand I doubt the average motorist would feel very good driving around with a huge canvas bag strapped to the roof…

    • True Hannah, All we would need to do is pick up a warming alarmist and we’d never run out! 😆

  3. Furor Teutonicus

    XX “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.” XX

    He forgets to also mention the fact that they are all as ugly as a tipper truck load of Theresa May lookalikes.

  4. Toyota is very confused these days. It has excellent vehicles like the LandCruiser, Prado, Sequoia, Hi-Lux but doesn’t sell all of these in Europe or even reduce the price, yet wastes money on vehicles that people don’t want.

  5. hannah middleton

    You’re a very cheeky boy “Me” !

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