Matsushita builds new lithium-ion battery

“Japanese electronics maker Matsushita Electric Industrial said Monday it will begin mass production of a new lithium-ion battery that is safe from the overheating problems that prompted a massive recall of Sony Corp. batteries this year,” The Associated Press reports.

AP reports, “Matsushita, known globally for its Panasonic brand products, said it began producing the new batteries in April and will ship them in large quantities by the end of this year.”

AP reports, “Matsushita said it will use the technology mainly in its higher-end, high capacity batteries. The price of the new batteries will depend on the quantity ordered, but would be higher than existing models, it said.”

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33 Comments

  1. What kind of technology powers tomorrow’s batteries is irrelevant. If these pesky humans don’t figure out a way to reduce global dependence on oil, the great God Commerce itself will be falling to its knees in less than a generation, and with it will fall the Holy Grail of Commerce: Profits.

    The handwriting is on the wall. The question is: will enough people see it before the walls come crashing down and bury Civilization alive?

  2. >KP wrote: Anton Bauer is SOOO over rated and priced.

    Agreed! We use ours daily, so each set goes through at least one recharge cycle a day.

    Have you tried the new IDX Lithium Ions? We’ve had good luck with them!

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