Panasonic Group to Supply Lithium-ion Batteries for Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Expanding the eco-friendly vehicle battery business to plug-in hybrid vehicles

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Barnes&Noble.com

Lithium-ion Battery Cell Lithium-ion Battery Cell for plug-in hybrid vehicle




29. Nov, 2011

Osaka, Japan - The Panasonic Group today announced that it will supply lithium-ion batteries for Toyota Motor Corporation's Prius Plug-in Hybrid. This will be the first time for the Panasonic Group to supply its lithium-ion batteries for a mass production plug-in hybrid vehicle.



Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Given the growing public concern for conserving the environment and escalating oil prices, the demand for rechargeable batteries for eco-friendly vehicles is expected to grow rapidly. In response to this, the Panasonic Group is enhancing its development abilities and strengthening its business for rechargeable batteries for eco-friendly vehicles. The Panasonic Group is already supplying nickel-metal hydride batteries and systems for hybrid vehicles to a number of automobile makers globally and is also carrying out joint development of lithium-ion battery systems for hybrid vehicles with other car manufacturers.



The Panasonic Group is aiming to accelerate the development and commercialization of high performance rechargeable batteries for eco-friendly vehicles and further expand its rechargeable battery business globally.

An announcement has been made by Toyota today about the Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle.

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