26.01.2009 - The future of the Nickel Metal Hydride battery and the rare Earth Metals it's constructed from
From Resourceinvestor.com: The power train technology in the Toyota Prius is the benchmark for the twenty-first century's agenda to find an alternative energy system for passenger carrying vehicles. The battery powered electric motor driven car, the external combustion engine (steam driven) car, and the internal combustion (diesel or gasoline engine fueled by liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons) driven car were all invented in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the contest to determine which of these power trains would predominate to be mass produced in the twentieth century was won in stages by the internal combustion engine using primarily gasoline as a fuel..... Full Article: Source