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Toyota Refuses To Abandon 25-Year-Old Technology

Toyota was the very first big automaker to introduce a collection output hybrid to its lineup approximately twenty five decades back. The very first-technology Toyota Prius, however not the most appealing-hunting automobile, was a sport-changer on a lot of concentrations. Apparently sufficient, the automaker these days is in no hurry to alter its entire lineup to pure battery electrics, a conclusion now made by Typical Motors and Ford of Europe, among the other folks.

Toyota is nonetheless investing plenty of time and cash into its strong-state battery method and it is been working with lithium-ion batteries for well-known products like the latest RAV4. But it nonetheless uses the aged nickel-metallic hydride battery, a chemistry approximately all other automakers very long deserted, if they ever even used it.