Bill Reinert, advanced technology for Toyota part two

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MIBill Reinert is the  National Manager, Advanced Technology Group, Toyota Motor Sales USA.

This is the second video in a 30 minute interview. This video talks about the RAV4 that was sold as an electric vehicle and some of the reasons it did fail and whether those issues have been resolved.

What is the smart grid?

What do we need to ensure the EV cars work this time?

Did the stimulus package help mitigate some of the issues?

How does Toyota work with the smart grid and the Electric companies?

Could the EV car still fail?

Which is closer to fruition, the infrastructure for the fuel cell or the electric car?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.