Sep 2, 2005 (From the CalCars-News archive)
This is long and interesting article surveys the Lithium battery terrain and the companies and consortium that evaluates them...The most provocative element is in paragraph 4 below, where a top Toyota engineer is reported to have suggested that Toyota could use a forward-pricing model for selling vehicles with Lithium-Ion batteries. Below are excerpts. You can read the whole story at http://www.carlist.com/autonews/2005/autonews_188.html
Lithium-Ion batteries Ashes to Ashes, dust to dust - the Lithium Ion battery eclipses the Nickel Metal Hydride
By Lou Ann Hammond
All hybrids currently produced employ an internal combustion engine, a generator and a Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery. NiMH is generally realized as an interim battery technology, soon to be eclipsed by the Lithium Ion battery. The question is, which company will be the first to charge ahead.
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