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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:28 am 
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Ford's use of lithium ion batteries in its third generation hybrid systems are drastically reducing the need for rare earth metals.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford C-max Hybrid, as well as the Ford C-max Energi and Ford Fusion Energi when they come out, use the lighter, more-efficient and more powerful lithium ion batteries that are expected to reduce Ford's use of rare earth metals by up to 500,000 pounds annually.

Dysprosium, the most expensive rare earth metal used in Ford vehicles, is reduced by approximately 50 percent in new Fusion and C-MAX hybrids' electric machines

These rare earth metal reductions helped Ford cut the cost of its third-generation hybrid technology by 30 percent, adding to the overall value of the new C-MAX Hybrid – America's most affordable hybrid utility vehicle starting at $25,995 – and Fusion Hybrid

This reduction of rare earth metals is important for both financial and physical reasons. First, the cost is reduced by 30 percent when compared to previous-generation hybrid batteries. Also, lithium-ion batteries are 50 percent lighter and 25 to 30 percent smaller. The result: Better fuel efficiency in Ford's new electric vehicle offerings, including a projected 47 mpg for Fusion Hybrid and an EPA-certified 47 mpg for C-MAX Hybrid.

"We're continually looking to find ways to provide greater fuel efficiency as well as cost savings to customers of our hybrid vehicles, and the reduction of rare earth metals is a key part of this strategy," said Chuck Gray, chief engineer, Global Core Engineering, Hybrid and Electric Vehicles."The third-generation hybrid technology we are now using builds on our 20 years of electric vehicle innovations."


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Cmax energi is using sustainable sources and reducing water wastage and rare earth metal using, which I think is an idea worth applauding. Its high time car companies take into account the damage the inflect on nature and try to reduce them. Ford cmax energi electric car is a great initiative.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:56 am 
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Ford's use of lithium ion batteries in its third generation hybrid systems are drastically reducing the need for rare earth metals.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford C-max Hybrid, as well as the Ford C-max Energi and Ford Fusion Energi when they come out, use the lighter, more-efficient and more powerful lithium ion batteries that are expected to reduce Ford's use of rare earth metals by up to 500,000 pounds annually.

Dysprosium, the most expensive rare earth metal used in Ford vehicles, is reduced by approximately 50 percent in new Fusion and C-MAX hybrids' electric machines

These rare earth metal reductions helped Ford cut the cost of its third-generation hybrid technology by 30 percent, adding to the overall value of the new C-MAX Hybrid – America's most affordable hybrid utility vehicle starting at $25,995 – and Fusion Hybrid

This reduction of rare earth metals is important for both financial and physical reasons. First, the cost is reduced by 30 percent when compared to previous-generation hybrid batteries. Also, lithium-ion batteries are 50 percent lighter and 25 to 30 percent smaller. The result: Better fuel efficiency in Ford's new electric vehicle offerings, including a projected 47 mpg for Fusion Hybrid and an EPA-certified 47 mpg for C-MAX Hybrid.

"We're continually looking to find ways to provide greater fuel efficiency as well as cost savings to customers of our hybrid vehicles, and the reduction of rare earth metals is a key part of this strategy," said Chuck Gray, chief engineer, Global Core Engineering, Hybrid and Electric Vehicles."The third-generation hybrid technology we are now using builds on our 20 years of electric vehicle innovations."


That is the main idea behind cmax energi- to save energy and resources as much as possible. I must say its a commendable creating ford cmax energi as a nature friendly car.


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