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I asked this question if Toyota Tacoma drivers are ready to accept an electric Tacoma, should that be available one day. Here are some of the interesting responses people shared under my question at the Toyota Tacoma Enthusiasts FB group.. The general sentiment is openness, but but some improvements are necessary.
One comment writes that while there are hybrid trucks out there he doesn't think an all-electric Toyota Tacoma would be strong enough, but "hey, technology is advancing every day."
Here is how it may or may not, should one run out of gas and rely on electric power only, but let's see what Toyota Prius owners say, based on their experience. The discussion is from Plug-in Prius Owners group on Facebook.
Earlier this year in late February Consumer Reports announced its top 10 pics for the year and even after 3 years Toyota Prius is still one of the top ten picks in the report. You can read John Goreham's coverage on the subject here.
Yesterday Yahoo! Autos Yahoo Autos called 2015 Toyota Tacoma a 10-lowest rated car and this TorqueNews Toyota reporter John Goreham called it an error. Long time Tacoma driver Patrick Gustafson sent us this comment. Here is what he wrote.
From that point I was hooked on the whole Electric Vehicle concept, and was now all in. We leased our RAV 4 EV in February 2014 for my wife's 100 mile round trip commute to work. The original goal was to save money on "fuel" and to save her time with HOV lane access. In both instances the new experience has delivered. My wife's commute costs have gone from $18/day in gasoline to about $2 in electricity, and she saves roughly 40 minutes each way in the carpool lane. Win-win.
Tony Williams writes discussing three advantages CA provides to hydrogen cars.
1) $5000 rebate, versus $2500 for EV (originally, EV had $5000 in 2011, but was quickly dropped to $2500)
2) NINE credits per vehicle from Air Resources Board (CARB-ZEV). A typical EV gets three, however, Tesla gets four (because their cars go over 200 miles)
3) $100 million for 68 hydrogen stations, dispensed at $20 million per year. For just the $20 million, we could blanket the entire state with DC chargers that had batteries and solar.