Toyota and BMW drivers may see better mileage and power from new battery pact
The announcement today by BMW that it will collaborate with Toyota follows a memorandum of understanding started over a year ago. Although Toyota is the clear leader in the world when it comes to hybrid vehicles, many people do not realize that the Prius, a name that has become synonymous with hybrids, has not used lithium-ion batteries. Even the new Prius V and Prius C, only made available in past weeks, use nickel-metal-hydride batteries. Only the new Prius Plug-in hybrid uses lithium-ion batteries.