Ford switches to lithium from rare earths in hybrid vehicles
Published: Monday, 17 September 2012
Li-ion batteries cheaper and more efficient than RE technology, says motor company
Ford Motor Company is cutting its consumption of
rare earths, used in nickel-metal-hydride batteries in its hybrid electric cars, by
500,000lbs (227,000kg) per year in favour of more
cost-effective lithium-ion batteries.
The cars that will be made with the new batteries include
the Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid,...