Toyota’s politics of advanced technology

Toyota’s politics of advanced technology

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

I wish everyone would stop and listen to this piece and answer these questions.

Reinert talks about the readiness of utility companies, states and government policy.

Do we have enough electricity to power electric vehicles?

What about the cost of electricity, would it go up?

Is a normal house ready to electrify a car?

What is the California Public Utilities commission saying?

What  about the charge-for-profit machines?

How does all this play with the electric companies that are franchised monopolies?

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.