Ed La Rocque, 2010 Toyota Prius

Ed La Rocque, National Small Car Marketing Manager for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. talked to me about the changes in the 2010 Toyota Prius.

The Prius will eventually have a lithium-ion battery.

There are over one million Prius’ on the road today, worldwide, that have NiMH batteries. What happens to the Prius’ that have been sold for the last ten years with a Nickel Metal Hydride battery?

Is the 2010 Toyota Prius able to take a lithium-ion battery in future years, even though it has a Nickel Metal Hydride currently?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.