26 Jul '11, 10pm

If NiMH is so outdated, where is the lithium-powered Prius-killer

If NiMH is so outdated, where is the lithium-powered Prius-killer

If NiMH is so outdated, where is the lithium-powered Prius-killer? Toyota's hybrid sales don't matter because they use NiMH Any hardcore battery-powered business plan HAS to include hybrids Through the next decade, even through 2030, numerous analysis — including that by the plug-in friendly Obama Administration — demonstrates via a preponderance of evidence that hybrid cars will outsell plug-ins for decades. Sure, a breakthrough could change everything, but until then, the idea that NiMH is an “old” battery technology that needs to be replaced with lithium just isn’t supported by reality. If lithium provided a hybrid battery that was SOOOO much better, then why hasn’t an automaker put forth a Toyota Prius-killer considering the long term sales potential of hybrids? Certainly, lithium has more potential than NiMH, particularly regarding plug-in vehicles. For standard hybri...

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