Mercedes-Benz wins race to build first Lithium-ion hybrid

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Derek loves nothing more than punching a remote location into a GPS, queuing up some music and heading out on a long drive, so it's a good thing he's in charge of CNET Australia's Car Tech channel.

Paris Motor Show 2008 Lithium-ion batteries are common place in consumer electrical items but, thus far, automotive engineers have been hampered by various technical issues, not least their susceptibility to explode. Mercedes-Benz seems to have cracked these problems with its first hybrid, the S400 BlueHybrid.

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