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Toyota BZ4x

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,349 ✭✭✭ Patser


    It's a CHR, that's been slightly squared off.

    Love the look of the steering wheel, would look great in a Tornado fighter jet, no way on earth it survives to production.

    I just hope it stops the 'self charging hybrid' nonsense.



    Wife has a CHR, surprisingly nice car to drive, but dark in back. So if Toyota bring their production quality to BEVs, it should be good


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4 Syrinx


    Patser wrote: »

    I just hope it stops the 'self charging hybrid' nonsense.

    Looks like they'll be using a solar panel for that (I can't post links).


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,907 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    looks like the lexus BEV
    Probably uses chademo too!


  • Registered Users Posts: 750 ✭✭✭ JPup


    Patser wrote: »
    It's a CHR, that's been slightly squared off.

    Love the look of the steering wheel, would look great in a Tornado fighter jet, no way on earth it survives to production.

    I just hope it stops the 'self charging hybrid' nonsense.



    Wife has a CHR, surprisingly nice car to drive, but dark in back. So if Toyota bring their production quality to BEVs, it should be good

    I think it’s RAV4 size rather than CHR


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,154 ✭✭✭ Orebro


    Not sure I'm comfortable with this drive by wire stuff - much more comfortable with the mechanical connection to the steering, it's kind of a critical part you don't want failing due to an electronic component going pop!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,448 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus


    Orebro wrote: »
    Not sure I'm comfortable with this drive by wire stuff - much more comfortable with the mechanical connection to the steering, it's kind of a critical part you don't want failing due to an electronic component going pop!

    Best not drive any car built in the last 10 years so


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,448 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus


    ELM327 wrote: »
    looks like the lexus BEV
    Probably uses chademo too!

    Is chademo the type that's being phased out?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,907 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    Yes. It's only on the Leaf now, which is being replaced by the Ariya on CCS. And the lexus UX.

    CCS is the EU standard.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,448 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus


    ELM327 wrote: »
    CCS is the EU standard.

    I was hoping the system on the Lexus would be changed for future models. That's a great pity. I'm very eager to go electric next once work settles down and I know how much driving I'm doing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,154 ✭✭✭ Orebro


    ba_barabus wrote: »
    Best not drive any car built in the last 10 years so

    Cars built in the last 10 years don't have steering columns?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,901 ✭✭✭✭ Johnboy1951


    What is it about a lot of these BEVs, that they have a big flat blank 'wall' for a nose?
    It was understandable on ICE cars, as it needed to accomodate a radiator grill, but why on these BEVs?
    That Toyota looks particularly gruesome!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,059 ✭✭✭ Redfox25


    I wonder what the price will be like as it looks interesting alright.
    Steering wheel wont make it into the EU i doubt but its great to see another new EV coming our way.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,032 ✭✭✭ eagerv


    I cannot imagine the production model having the sort of ground clearance as portrayed in the concept. If so, surely interior would be cramped, unless they aren't using a skateboard design.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,448 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus


    Orebro wrote: »
    Cars built in the last 10 years don't have steering columns?

    A lot of "fly by wire" in one shape or another which is what you said although I appreciate you referenced specifically steering. I was thinking other systems.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,776 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC


    I think it looks great. Looks like a better looking version of the Rav-4 which is a very classy good looking car anyway.
    I agree the steering wheel will not make it but the rest inside looks great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 253 ✭✭ forestgirl


    If that the future of motoring I want no part in it


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,776 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC


    forestgirl wrote: »
    If that the future of motoring I want no part in it

    @ Forestgirl Sure you stick to your dirty old VWs


  • Registered Users Posts: 253 ✭✭ forestgirl


    I'd be more than happy to 😊


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