Toyota, Honda losing clicks to Model III

Tesla stealing attention from German automakers? Not news. Stealing from Toyota and Honda? That’s news. Edmunds says consumers are starting to weigh Tesla against the likes of Honda and Toyota, as Model III lowers the $$$ barrier of entry.

The Prius, as predicted here, may become a Prime loser. Pun intended. What pun? Toyota is about to launch the Prius Prime, with plug-in range of 22ish miles and a big iPad-like display inspired by Tesla. Google it. The price and timing will drop the Prius Prime into the boxing ring with Model III, not to mention the updated Leaf, updated BMW i3* and Chevy Re-Volt.

It’s good to see the “affordable” EV segment fleshing out, and it’s good to see Tesla will offer the most potent product in that segment. Toyota and Honda have essentially forfeited this ball game while they pursue the Mirage of fuel cells. Will they one day find Clarity there?

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*BMW’s i-team went AWOL in China. A setback? Probably.

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3 thoughts on “Toyota, Honda losing clicks to Model III

  1. […] TOYOTA, HONDA LOSING CLICKS TO MODEL 3  […]

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  2. Richard Joash Tan says:

    “The price and timing will drop the Prius Prime into the boxing ring with Model III, not to mention the updated Leaf, updated BMW i3* and Chevy Re-Volt.”

    AND YOU ARE A BULLSHIT BECAUSE I WILL BUY THE 2017 VOLT!

    Oh, and my name is Richard Joash tan and I am not afraid of you because you are truly RE-VOLTING!

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