WARREN, MI – General Motors Corp.’s vision of the successful electrification of the automobile requires significant advances in lithium-ion batteries before they can be used widely in vehicles. While Li-ion batteries have been employed in consumer electronics, power tools and various other applications for some time, they are not ready to safely power vehicles for 10 years or 150,000 miles (241,402 km), the lifespan GM says is needed to effectively market Li-ion battery systems in its ...

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