Panasonic Group to Supply Lithium-ion Batteries for Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
The Panasonic Group today announced that it will supply lithium-ion batteries for Toyota Motor’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid. This will be the first time for the Panasonic Group to supply its lithium-ion batteries for a mass production plug-in hybrid vehicle. The Panasonic Group is already supplying nickel-metal hydride batteries and systems for hybrid vehicles to a number of automobile makers globally and is also carrying out joint development of lithium-ion battery systems for hybrid vehicles with other car manufacturers.
The Panasonic Group is aiming to accelerate the development and commercialization of high performance rechargeable batteries for eco-friendly vehicles and further expand its rechargeable battery business globally.