"Lithium batteries have become an industry standard for Electric Cars, with billions invested in research, development and production facilities lithium-ion storage energy systems becomes an anchoring technology for the next stage of innovation in green mobility. Better place and Renault-Nissan approach allows to break the cost factor of entering electric space: batteries will be leased, standardised and can be easily swap on switching stations. It will not be a solution for all Electric Cars, but it could be the solution for the mass market for electric cars. Next stage will be the secured lithium supply - with this approach more batteries will be needed than cars in the fleet."
Daimler Videocast: Lithium-Ion Battery - The hybrid is ready for series production.