TITLE

Jump Start

AUTHOR(S)
Muller, Joann; Stone, Andy
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;4/7/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the competition between General Motors (GM) and Toyota in relation to hybrid cars manufacturing. Toyota was the first company to develop plug-in hybrid cars that uses lithium-ion batteries. While GM is working feverishly to prove that its lithium-ion batteries will be capable of powering a hybrid car for up to 40 miles without burning any gasoline. GM believes that it can surpass Toyota in hybrid car manufacturing, despite the fact that Toyota has been working on lithium ion batteries longer than GM.
ACCESSION #
31791228

 

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