Toyota Open Road: September 24, 2007 06:56 AM IRV'S SHEET: Hybrid Tech: You Comment, We Respond [link]. That makes this a very exciting time for anyone who is interested in advancing automobile technology. Currently, with most NiMH batteries, deep discharge is problematic because the deeper the discharge, the shorter the battery life.
Following just-posted roundup of news about GM and the race for PHEVs [link] , below are the latest developments from Toyota. August 9, 2007; Page B1. Late last year the Detroit auto giant launched its first full-fledged hybrid, using the nickel-metal-hydride battery, the 2007 model year Saturn Vue Green Line crossover. link].
We're very backlogged on sending out news, will work to catch up this week! Medium power/medium energy NiMH technology has promise to meet the technical requirements for PHEVs with relatively short (e.g., However, no substantial efforts to develop or capabilities to fabricate medium power NiMH technology appear to exist. PAGE 9.