Nikkei. A research group including Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. and Hitachi Maxell Ltd. is developing a storage cell for hybrid automobiles capable of recharging and discharging electricity at 100 times the current speeds.
The partners, which include Nagasaki University and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, aim to commercialize the cell in three years.
The partners reportedly are working on nanomaterials for the electrodes that will have enhanced electrical conductivity, sources close to the matter said.
GM recently sold its stake in Fuji Heavy partly to Toyota, which now owns some 8.7% of the company.