Toyota Wants to Increase Lithium-Ion Battery Production to 20,000/Year
May 20, 2013 9:30 PM
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The lithium-ion batteries will likely replace the nickel-metal hydride batteries that Toyota currently uses in its hybrid cars
Toyota announced that it would up its lithium-ion battery production, ending its
reluctance to use the technology in its mainstream hybrids
Toyota and Panasonic plan on building a new production line for about 20 billion yen ($194 million USD) in an effort to increase lithium-ion battery production to 200,000 per year.
The lithium-ion batteries will replace the nickel-metal hydride batteries that Toyota currently uses in its hybrid cars. Lithium-ion batteries are lighter, smaller and offer greater driving range.
Some of Toyota’s competitors – including Ford and Hyundai/Kia – already use lithium-ion battery packs in vehicles like the
2013 Toyota Prius
It's also likely that the lithium-ion batteries will be used in Toyota's Prius gasoline-electric hybrid cars, but the company declined to mention if the
next generation Prius will get some li-ion action
, Toyota's Prius line accounted for 70 percent of the 5 million gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles the company has sold since they launched in 1997.
In January of this year, Toyota's Prius was named the
best-selling vehicle in California
with 60,688 units sold.
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They can start by fixing the price of the Prius Plugin
5/21/2013 1:58:30 AM
They charge $6000 more for the Prius Plugin over the regular Prius, despite it having the lowest electric range of any plugin.
Going from 1.3kWh NiMH in the regular Prius to 4.4kWh li-ion in the plugin should cost 1/3rd of that.
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