Reduce, reuse, recycle. Toyota believes in keeping it green - that's why the Japanese auto maker has been ahead of the hybrid car competition for the last decade. Now, the company is reaching out to help those with electric car batteries recycle their used powerplants.
Traditional vehicles impliment lead-acid batteries; hybrid cars typically incorporate a separate nickel metal hydride (called NiMH) or Lithium-ion (called Li-ion) battery to generate electric power.
The Toyota Prius is the world's best selling and most quiet hybrid car. When the electric engine takes over control of the vehicle, you almost can't even hear it pass by. Well, this has been quite an issue in some areas, especially those with high pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
Several accidents over the years involving a collision between hybrid cars and those on foot or pedaling has raised concerns that the Toyota Pius?
Earlier this year, Tesla, best known for making all electric sports cars like the Roadster, joined forces with Toyota Motors. Their plan was to produce several green cars and share technologies.
Well, it looks as though the fruits of their labor are already paying off - Tesla and Toyota have announced two prototypes that will be coming out within the next couple of years. These concepts were produced by Tesla for the Japanese auto maker.