Home » Uncategorized » No Lithium-Ion Batteries for New Prius
Image_18031_largeimagefile.jpg

No Lithium-Ion Batteries for New Prius

You can lead a horse to trendy water all you want, but you can’t make it drink from an unsafe well. That’s the message out of Toyota, whose officials have made it a no-go to put lithium-ion batteries in the next generation of the wildly popular hybrid Prius.

Nickel hydride batteries, the current power choice, will continue to be the standard, despite their lower fuel efficiency than lithium-ion. The latter, however, have caused all kinds of trouble in laptops in the past year.

Toyota, ever looking to increase fuel efficiency—even in its hybrids—will work with existing technology to refine the fuel injection process even more to increase gas mileage. One method for doing that is incorporating a plug-in system, which has the potential to greatly increase efficiency.

About Dave White

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.