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The new Prius is designed so that its battery pack can be swapped out for a plug-in lithium-ion battery.
Just as the company makes engines, it will now make battery packs for electric cars.
Battery breakthroughs could lower costs and improve performance for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage–but commercializing these new technologies will be challenging.
Researchers show a low-cost route to making materials for advanced batteries in electric cars and hybrids.
A startup hopes to commercialize a novel design that features fluid electrodes.
A Chinese-built electric sedan could be the first on sale in the United States, but it will quickly face competition.