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Toyota Delays Next Hybrids on Safety Concerns

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now they are twisting it around to play the 'safety angle' in their favor........

because they can't ramp it up fast enough?

classic toyota.....twist it as they see fit and pull the puppet strings on the media....

Until recently, Toyota was preparing to roll out a dozen new and redesigned hybrids using new lithium-ion battery technology in the U.S. between 2008 and 2010. Its hybrids now use nickel-metal-hydride batteries. But safety concerns with the lithium-ion technology have forced Toyota to back away from that timetable, people familiar with the company's strategy say.

The batteries Toyota is trying to develop use particles of lithium cobalt oxide. But such batteries have shown a tendency to overheat, catch fire or even explode.

maybe GM lined up suppliers for Li Ion battery and those suppliers are shutting out toyota too.........a good coup for GM.

no hybrid tundra = potential great news for the GMT900 hybrids......

Edited by regfootball

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