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August 12th, 2010

Hyundai Bets on Lithium-Ion Batteries

Abstract:
In December, Hyundai will launch the 2011 Sonata Hybrid, the world's first mass-market hybrid with a lithium-ion battery pack. Lithium cells provide much higher energy density than the conventional nickel-metal-hydride packs currently used in hybrids. As a result, the 1.6-kilowatt-hour pack weighs 96 pounds-compared to the 124 pounds of the 1.4-kilowatt-hour packs in Toyota hybrids.

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