Can your car battery power your house?
If it's a hybrid car, maybe it can.
Hybrid batteries have a much higher demand on them than regular car batteries. Your typical gasoline vehicle's battery is only responsible for a few things; start-up, and stabilizing voltage.
A hybrid battery, on the other hand, must be strong enough to power a motor, and actually move the car forward.
It's no wonder then, that after a battery's power has faded to the point that it can't adequately power a motor, it still has plenty of life left in it…
Toyota has overtaken BMW as the most valuable automotive brand, an annual ranking of the world's top brands shows.
The value of the Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Hyundai brands improved by double-digit percentages compared with 2012, largely because of strong demand in China and the United States, according to the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study released by market research company Millward Brown today.
Toyota's 2013 brand value rose 12 percent…