Ford cuts rare earth consumption with new hybrid system

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Company says replacing nickel-metal-hydride batteries with lithium-ion alternatives will cut costs 30 per cent and boost fuel efficiency

Ford has announced that the replacement of its nickel-metal-hydride batteries with lithium-ion alternatives could see the company cut 500,000 pounds (227 kilograms) of expensive, less abundant rare earth...

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