Other Car Makers Never Displaced Toyota for Top Hybrid

There is a lot of talk about potential competitors for Tesla.

The history of traditional carmakers knocking off a solid number one in a category of cars is not good. Toyota developed a dominant hybrid car with the Prius family. They sell over half of the hybrid cars in the USA and the world. This has been the case for decades.

The Porsche Taycan has far less range and a vastly higher price than Porsche initially said they would reach. The car will cost over $100,000 and only has about 200-mile range.

Volkswagen ID. CROZZ Concept is expected to hit dealerships by the end of 2020. I.D. CROZZ is targeting 302-hp electric motors in all-wheel-drive layout with a 311-mile driving range on the New European Drive Cycle. The European electric range is usually 15-20% higher than the EPA electric driving range.

Scott Keogh, CEO of VW of America, said the ID CROZZ will sell in the low- to mid-$30,000 range after a $7,500 federal tax credit. The pre-incentive sticker price of around $40,000.

The ID CROZZ, all-wheel-drive crossover, will have an 83-kilowatt-hour battery pack. The range for the ID Crozz would be up to 300 miles. There will be options for a larger battery pack.

Volkswagen will have the ID BUZZ in late 2022. This will be like the classic Volkswagen van in styling.