No Rare Earth Metals in Honda's Next Hybrid

There's a new hybrid vehicle coming to the Honda lineup - currently for Japan only, sadly - called the Freed and it's a subcompact minivan that aims to do something no hybrid has done before: eliminate the use of rare-earth metals in the vehicle's battery. Why is this important? Well, that's what we're here to tell you!

China produces 90% of the world's rare-earth metals and, with electric and hybrid vehicle production forecast to grow in the coming years, the demand for rare-earth metals will rise considerably. By eliminating the need for these metals, Honda will save themselves a lot of money while also keeping the earth cleaner with hybrid vehicle technology! Even better, the process of making these new batteries is cheaper and produces a lighter battery to save on weight.

Will we see the Freed minivan in the west anytime soon? Time will tell so, while we wait, come out to our Glen Burnie, MD dealership today and peruse the rest of the new Honda models in our selection! One look around and you'll be head over heels in love.

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