Lighter Materials for Honda Hybrid Engines

Our favorite Japanese automaker is always thinking of ways to make their vehicles more efficiently and, recently, they announced they'd be making hybrid engines in a new way. Previously, hybrid engines relied on rare-earth metals for production but, with the projected cost of these metals increasing by 14% a year, it was clear that a new process was needed.

A new lighter material will be used, called neodymium, that should both reduce the cost of making the engines and reduce their weight to make for a more efficient drive. They plan to use this technology in the upcoming Honda Freed, which is a hybrid minivan that will be released in Japan later this year. We'll be crossing our fingers that everything goes according to plan!

Stay tuned in to our blog to learn more about upcoming vehicles, local and abroad. We also welcome you all to come out to our Anderson, SC dealership at your earliest convenience to see everything available in our current new Honda model selection. No matter which one appeals to you, we'll give you the details and the hands-on driving experience you deserve.

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