Gallery: New Toyota Hybrid Will Feature Lithium-Ion Battery


Though no official announcement has been made, a source close to Toyota has stated that the company will manufacture a hybrid with a lithium-ion battery “in the very near future.” This will be the first time the Japanese automaker will outfit standard hybrids with lithium-ion cells — as opposed to heavier, bulkier, and less powerful nickel metal hydride batteries.

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  1. lasvegascolonel June 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    That’s the only thing keeping me from considering a Prius. Unfortunately for Americans, the Prius V is saddled with the old-tech nickel-metal hydride system. Europeans and others get the modern, quick-charging lithiums, which gives them 3 row seating in the Prius V. Americans should demand better.

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