Toyota's First Solar powered Car.
By, Uwe Paschen.
Toyotas First Solar Powered car
Toyota is in spite of a Global Recession and maybe soon to be Depression, as well as its first annual loss in 70 year still investing into environmental friendly technologies and plans to be the first to manufacture a Solar powered car.
Through out its history Toyota has been a leader in Fuel-efficient cars and environment friendly solutions for the Auto industry. However, a High Yen and a drop in sales in the US have caused Toyota’s first loss in the past 70 years. Nevertheless, the Automaker still believes that the only future for the Auto industry is an environment friendly one.
Now, Toyota is not the only one that has been preaching Environment friendly cars for some time now, BMW and Volkswagen as well as Honda and Daimler-Benz are into it and BMW is even ahead of the competition. This has started some time ago already, since the 1970th to be exact, that was the first Oil crisis and the first International studies on the environment and the Human factor causing great stress on our eco system.
BMW is already selling Hydrogen Powered Cars since 2007 and VW has been selling Bio Diesel powered cars as well as Hydrogen fuel cell since 2008, Mercedes is planning to stop all Gasoline powered cars production by 2015 and focus only on Hydrogen fuel cells, Honda has launched its first Hydrogen Powered car for sale in 2008.
Toyota will be selling Hydrogen fuelled Cars as well by 2009 and yet it is still investing in solar powered car even though the Hydrogen fuelled cars seem to have taken over.
The reason is actually simple, Toyota seems to hope and believe that we can and will soon have solved to problem of the highly toxic batteries and be able to build a battery that is Environmentally friendly, recyclable and non toxic at all.
The Nikkei, the Japanese business Journal is reporting that Toyota’s partner is about to take over Sanyo and Sanyo is the leader in world wide in Batteries and especially battery research and development and there are about ready to solve the Toxic battery problem.
There for hold off buying that new car, the way to go seems to be Hydrogen and Solar Power. Now Hydrogen cars can be bought already today, solar power may still take a couple of year though.