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Lithium-Ion Battery Pioneer Akira Yoshino Says Self-Driving Taxis Will Need Tougher Batteries

December 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

One of the pioneers in the development of lithium-ion battery development — Akira Yoshino, the inventor of a prototype lithium-ion battery back in 1985 — was recently publicly quoted as saying that if autonomous vehicles are going to be deployed so as to allow for nearly constant short-range use (taxis, etc.), then batteries will have to become a lot tougher



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