A source inside Toyota tells PM that getting the lithium-ion packs into mass production-not the chemistry-is the company's biggest hurdle. On a trip to Japan late last year during which we drove a plug-in Prius prototype, Toyota engineers admitted to PM that producing cells en masse while upholding the company's usual quality was proving very difficult.
The article starts off by talking about electric cars, battery chemistry, then battery production and ends with top 10 electric rides. Here are Popular Mechanic's top 10 plug-in cars:
1. Cadillac Provoq
4. Dodge ZEO
10. Toyota Prius