25 Jun '12, 1pm

Honda First to Begin Recycling Hybrid Car Batteries - EV World

In a report released yesterday, the Japanese car manufacturer stated that it will be starting to recycle rare earth materials from Nickel-Metal-Hydride batteries found in the company’s range of hybrid cars. Honda’s Environmental Annual Report 2012 laid out the company’s plans for reducing CO2 emissions, as well as other harmful gases, lowering the amount of waste created by company and increasing levels of recycling. With Honda wanting to extend its range of ‘green’ hybrid vehicles, they are relying on importing rare-earth materials from China, who supply over 90 percent of the world’s total to market, even though their own supplies account for just 25 percent.

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