Battery Technology

Battery technology is key to the future of hybrids, plug in hybrids and battery powered vehicles. Even a fuel cell vehicle depends on battery technology.

Many battery advancements have been announced recently but non as promising as Toshibas http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2005_03/pr2901.htm new fast charge battery.

Doesn’t this battery and similar ones likely to follow change the entire transportation picture? Where is the hoopla of support for this breakthrough?

And what are the ramifications if this type of battery becomes the standard? Are there sufficient raw materials available to produce this battery in supper mass quantity? How can it be recycled? And what kind of energy goes into producing the battery in the first place?