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Ford Reduces Rare Earth Use

September 13, 2012 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Third-Generation’ e-Drives Could Save 500,000 Pounds Per Year

Ford’s new Ford Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid feature lighter, more efficient, more powerful lithium ion batteries that may reduce the automaker’s use of expensive rare earth metals by up to 500,000 pounds per year, the company said Wednesday.

Ford Targets Toyota with C-Max Hybrid

July 6, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

OEM Looks for ‘Large Percentage of Conquest and Mainstream Buyers’

Ford is targeting 47 mpg city for its C-Max Hybrid for 2013, “at least 3 mpg better than Toyota Prius V,” and promises better performance and features, all at a $1,300-lower base price.

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