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Toyota Seeks the Ultimate Battery

Discussion in 'News' started by chimpanzee, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. chimpanzee

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    Toyota Seeks the Ultimate Battery
    The carmaker is relying on nickel metal batteries for the near future, noted Toyota chief Katsuaki Watanabe at a green forum in Tokyo

    Eye on Asia Toyota seeks the ultimate battery - BusinessWeek

     
  2. malcolm

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    "... As things stand, EVs won’t be much use for anything other than as small, city commuter vehicles....."

    Circumstances and existing product portfolio is forcing companies like GM to be far more daring with innovation than they would have dreamed five years ago.

    Good to see Toyota worried enough to push for the next new thing.
     
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    Looks like Honda will beat Toyota to market with the first Li-ion BEV in addition to beating them with the first hybrid (Insight)(in the US at least).

    It's funny how they don't compare failure/thermal runaway rates of Li-ion cells with rates of gasoline fires in conventional ICE vehicles, and recognize that batteries are much safer.

    Obviously, it's in their best interests to keep building vehicles that contain an ICE, even a small one. The "parts" business is very lucrative.
     
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    "Looks like Honda will beat Toyota to market with the first Li-ion BEV"

    Actually, Honda has shown very little interest in BEVs. In an interview with the WSJ, the CEO disregarded PHEVs and (unfortunately) had little interest in BEVs saying he only saw them as city cars.


    "Toyota to add solar panels to Prius hybrids-Autos-MSNBC.com"

    Like putting lipstick on a pig...

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