Report: Toyota plans bigger Prius with new battery

Tokyo — Toyota is planning a larger version of its popular Prius hybrid, which will be powered by a new kind of battery, a Japanese newspaper reported Friday.


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The AP writer treats lithium ion batteries as some new, unknown exotic power source. Wasn't the current Gen. III Prius supposed to have a lithium ion battery? Jesse James made a 1/4 miler out of an early 1960's Chevy with Lithium ion batteries in only five days. And that was six years ago.