Toyota Develops New Electric Car Battery(1000km per charge)

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    Toyota Develops New Electric Car Battery(1000km per charge)
    The Chosunilbo ^ | 10/24/11 | The Chosunilbo

    The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - Toyota Develops New Electric Car Battery
    Toyota Motor has developed a secondary electric car battery that can last up to 1,000 km per charge, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported Monday. That is five times the energy storage capacity of existing batteries.

    Toyota came up with the prototype in collaboration with the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization. The new battery is based on a solid core and its simplified structure means it does not require fire-retardant materials. It eliminates the disadvantages of lithium-ion batteries, which are based on an easily heatable and combustible liquid core.

    Toyota plans to improve the battery and commercialize it sometime in...

    (Excerpt) Read more at english.chosun.com ...
     
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    THe Japanese are leadeing the way in this (no surprise) and the Americans lagging as usual (again, no surprise). Nissan has the Leaf, Mistubishi has the "i" and now Toyota is moving forward.
    I'm not someone who is absolutely convinced of the Global Warming thing but I'd love to see this trend continue just so we could bankrupt or at least diminish the power OPEC holds over the world.
     
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    All well and good but until people want to buy the things...
     
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    You bring the cost of the batteries down, and have a 600 mile range per charge, people are going to very much want to buy the cars. Particularly as the price of solar is coming down at the same time.
     
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    We've heard all this before...
     
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    LOL. And the Toyota Prius drew this same kind of nonsense, until it became a strong seller and profitable item for Toyota.

    But hang onto your buggy whip stock, you know the horse drawn buggy is going to make a comeback.
     
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    You want jobs? The Level Field Institute and http://www.usmessageboard.com/economy/128477-did-obama-save-gm-3.html#post2607852

    The Japanese copied from America, that they are doing well says more about America today than it does about Japan. Americans fluck each other every chance they get, consider the conservatives saying they won't buy GM because they got help. Toyota gets constant help from their government and from other business units.

    "In corporate culture, keiretsu refers to a uniquely Japanese form of corporate organization. A keiretsu is a grouping or family of affiliated companies that form a tight-knit alliance to work toward each other's mutual success. The keiretsu system is also based on an intimate partnership between government and businesses. It can best be understood as the intricate web of relationships that links banks, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors with the Japanese government."

    Americans also want cheap and hate the fact union workers make decent money and have benefits. Americans want all other Americans to earn Walmart wages, except themselves, of course. Both our current cars are American, made in America. They are quality cars but more expensive than Toyota whose cars actually killed drivers recently, but that is forgotten in the worship of Japan, Korea, and Germany. This attitude bewilders me.

    "These ironclad corporate alliances have caused much debate and have been called "government-sponsored cartels." While some think keiretsu are a menace to trade, others see them as a model for change. Features common to most keiretsu include "main bank," stable shareholding, and seconded directors. Some keiretsu concepts have no American parallel such as "general trading company." The keiretsu system is one of the profound differences between Japanese and US business structures." What is keiretsu? - Definition from Whatis.com
     
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    The article doesn't say squat about technical details. There are parameters like WEIGHT and size and charge rate that matter here. I could just lash 8 Nissan Leaf batteries together and make the claim in that article.
     
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    Want to buy the things? The Volt is sold out at every dealership months in advance. Try getting a dollar off the price of a Leaf. Even the $200K Tesla has a waiting list that is hard to even get on. Where have you been?
     
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    My dealership has 3. One as a dedicated demo, and 2 available to sell me. While claiming popularity is undoubtedly what GM wants everyone to believe, your statement is incorrect.
     
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