Third Generation Hybrid System

Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

Ford Says New Hybrid Batteries Use Less Rare Earth Metals

Ford’s third-generation hybrid system, which replaces nickel-metal-hydride batteries with new lighter, more efficient lithium-ion batteries, could reduce the company’s use of expensive, hard-to-get “rare earth” metals by up to 500,000 pounds a year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2012