Toyota tries to stay one step ahead; rumored to be developing zinc-air technology for PHEV

Despite the commercial dominance of the Prius, Toyota has been criticized for lagging behind other automobile companies in the development of lithium-ion batteries for hybrids. The claim made by Kazuo Okamoto, VP of R&D – that Li-ion is “still too hazardous for automotive use” – was enough to pacify...

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