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Those changes included switching the nickel-metal-hydride battery pack for lighter, industry-standard lithium-ion cells in most models, a multilink rear suspension for an improved ride, and, of course, that eyebrow-raising exterior redesign.
Toyota still uses nickel-metal hydride batteries rather than the more expensive lithium-ion cells.
What really happened is that the Mirai's fuel cells sent over some electricity to top off the nickel-metal-hydride battery that powers the 153-hp drive motor.
Those two versions retain a nickel-metal-hydride battery pack, while the LE switches to a lighter, more powerful lithium-ion unit.
The hybrid drivetrain consists of a 1.8L Atkinson-cycle petrol engine (assembled at the Toyota plant in Derby), a 1.31kWh nickel-metal hydride battery, and an electric motor all tied together by Toyota's familiar e-CVT transmission.
And while the M-Pulse had to shut off solar arrays to keep from overcharging its lithium ion battery, the Acala’s nickel metal hydride battery went dead after 200 miles.
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