Plug In Prius

Toyota and BMW drivers may see better mileage and power from new battery pact

BMW announced today it will collaborate with Toyota to develop the next generation of lithium-ion batteries for use in hybrid vehicles

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.


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