But I think the biggest benefit TMC will have from this car is that their own engineers will start driving EVs, so they will see how it is important to have >11kwh AC charger day one, how it is important to have good one pedal driving (nothing mentions it so far), how important is the location of charging port, good cooling/heating of battery pack, compatibility with various different charging systems, etc, etc.
Plus how for same money you can buy Tesla that is faster than anything you ever produced, and that it is still fine - it is not that hard to do and you dont have to save that performance for cars you want to see at $200k.
Isn't that something you should be doing before you launch a product; "know your competitor and your customer equally"?
In the economy space which the BZ4x is, I don't think unfortunately we will see raw performance potential we saw with Tesla (ie defeating cars that cost 10x). In addition, I don't think Toyota will be willing to crack anything below a RAV4 due to the already high costs with the current TGNA EV platform.