Toyota Corolla P85D :D

It seems like everyone and their mother want a Tesla P85D or P90D now. Maybe I just hang out too much on Tesla and EV forums and sites, but it’s clear there are thousands if not millions of people who have caught Tesla fever. As a fun reflection of this, I share with you the Toyota Corolla P85D:

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Self-Powered Toyota Plant Plugs Back Into The Grid

In 2011 a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the northeastern coast of Japan, killing more than 20,000, destroying the power grid and bringing the Japanese auto industry to its knees. Toyota’s rebuilt production plant in the hard-hit Miyagi prefecture now has a gas-fired power plant on site, with enough juice to power the nearby town in case of another disaster.

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Video: Round 2 Of Japanese EV GP Features RX-7, AE86 EVs

Cars like the Toyota Corolla AE86 and Mazda RX-7 are considered classics in the Japanese car world, comparable to America’s love of the Ford Mustang. Over in Japan a few racers willing to risk the wrath of their peers have converted a couple of these classics into electric cars to compete in the Japanese EV Grand Prix.

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