Toyota’s Call: Use Of Hybrid Batteries
“We are a little more optimistic now of breakthroughs that would make lithium ion batteries viable in the near term. We are working on this, and a lot of other companies are tackling this problem.”
And so goes the statement of Dennis Cuneo. Cuneo is the senior vice president of the Toyota Motor Corporation’s arm for operations for North America. And despite the fact that the company has previously said last March that they might be finding the answer to high fuel costs for car owners through plug-in hybrids, they are now claiming that their studies have come across data that hybrid batteries could do just the trick.
If this plan on hybrid batteries for Toyota vehicles would be the answer, then automobile experts believe that when these batteries need replacement, shopping for new ones would be just like finding the best kind of Toyota Previa parts for your car. Toyota now further announces that they are hoping that these new breed of batteries would soon be ready and available for the market. And to add to that, the company also claims that along with these new hybrid batteries, they might also even send out a new plug-in hybrid soon enough.
For those who could not remember what the plans for the plug-in hybrid for Toyota has been, according to the company’s engineers, this kind of hybrid vehicle can be actually recharged when you are at home. Just by charging it overnight, you would be able to make use of it come morning light. Of course, you would be needing gasoline however the very difference that this kind of vehicle has over the conventional ones is that the fuel would only be used during occasions when the battery runs low. They did claim that this kind of technology would take quite long to develop and complete.
About the Author: Mark Clarkson is a 35 year old marketing consultant for a leading auto parts store. This native of Denver is also an offroad enthusiast.