Originally posted by snowsquirrel
Lithium Ion batteries are a little more complicated than Ni-Cd and Ni-MH. No cell swapping or upgrading for a while. I'll stop short of saying never, but not for a long time. Maybe I'm wrong, we'll see.
I think the DeWalt, Bosch and Metabo approach of 36 volt tools will prevail. The world has already acknowledges 18V as the standard (by market share) and if the new batteries have the same weight and more runtime then I'll think you'll see more manufacturer's follow suit. Nice approach from Makita, but I think 36 volt will prevail.
From my other post: Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, and Metabo are all releasing Li-Ion tools. They would be foolish to do this if they did not perform in the cold. So, long way around, they will work just fine in cold weather.