The selection by Eaton Corp. of Hitachi Ltd.-made, manganese-based lithium-ion battery technology for its commercial-vehicle diesel- electric hybrid system brings attention to lithium-ion’s potential for widespread adoption for hybrids. Richard Kamioke and Joe Cromas, marketing representatives for Hitachi Automotive Products, say the Hitachi Li-ion battery technology for the Eaton hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) system has several advantages over nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries favored ...

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