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Honda switching batteries to save space and weight; Should be in new Miami Hondas in 2-3 years.

According to a new Bloomberg interview with Honda Executive VP Koichi Kondo, Honda will begin using Lithium Ion batteries in the Honda Civic hybrid within 2-3 years.  This change is significant because all Honda hybrids currently use Nickel-Hydride batteries (which are also used by Toyota’s Prius). This is also significant because Lithium Ion batteries take up about half the amount of space nickel-hydride batteries do, which will help make future hybrids lighter and more fuel-efficient.  The car market as a whole is moving towards switching to Lithium-ion power, especially the makers of all-electric cars, for the same reasons. We’ll keep you posted on this as more information comes, so stay tuned.

2010 Honda Civic Hybrid

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