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Toyota finally charges up its battery options

Toyota has mainly used the more mature nickel-metal hydride batteries to power the motor in the conventional Prius, widely regarded as the forefather of the 'green' car.

Toyota City, Japan

ENGINEERS at Toyota Motor Corp say they have tamed volatile lithium-ion battery technology, and can now safely pack more power at no significant extra cost, giving the Japanese carmaker the option to enter the growing all-electric car market.

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