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Five tech breakthroughs from 2017

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Five tech breakthroughs from 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...

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Toshiba battery delivers 320km of range on six minute charge, but greater advances still to come
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Toshiba battery delivers 320km of range on six minute charge, but greater advances still to come

  Toshiba has established itself as a leader in the field of electric vehicle (EV) battery technology, supplying the lithium-ion packs for the Mitsubishi i-Miev and Honda Fit (Jazz) EV. With a claimed life of 10 years and all the requisite safety precautions for use on the public road, the current Super Charge ion Battery (SCiB) does its job with a minimum of fuss...


Toshiba to develop batteries for automakers
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Toshiba to develop batteries for automakers

Electronics leader Toshiba is set to develop lithium-ion batteries for numerous automakers as demand for more environment-friendly cars grows. Toshiba announced it would supply batteries for Honda’s electric motorcycles and electric cars to an unspecified automaker. The demand for electronics companies to supply automakers battery systems for electronic and hybrid cars is increasing rapidly...