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      07-12-2019, 11:49 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by The HACK View Post
Funny how this whole conversation started with BMW and their slow to react strategy about EVs. Maybe they're right, as Toyota remains the ONLY brand in town that has sat by the sidelines refusing to enter the fray despite Tesla running away with marketshare and technological leadership.

Maybe they know something we don't?
Psst.

https://electrek.co/2019/06/07/toyot...celerate-plan/

They seem to have reached the same conclusion as most everyone else - get on board or fade slowly into obsolescence.

Regarding off-road vehicles, here are two more outfits near my hometown that might just be onto something:

https://bollingermotors.com
https://products.rivian.com

Ford has invested heavily in the latter. Ford also made their intention to build at least one MEB vehicle (this one not for US, sadly) today.

Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of life left in the ICE, and any company thriving today building ICE vehicles is unlikely to be threatened with having the lights shut off tomorrow. But if you have your head in the sand with no plans to come up for air? Well, the 2020s are likely to be a rocky decade for you.