More hybrid propaganda.
Toyota gets all of its nickle from one mine in Canada. The total nickle that Toyota buys from the mine amounts to 1% of the mines production. And all of the nickle Toyota buys certainly doesn’t go into hybrid batteries. Nickle is used in all of the stainless steel parts used in all Toyota’s.
So 99% of the mines production go to other users, but hybrids get ragged on…
There haven’t been a lot of “end of life” batteries on the Toyota Hybrids yet as the batteries are holding up quite well, but there is a very effective recycling program for the used up batteries when they do die. Any Mechanical Engineer who says the Prius has a higher impact than a Hummer is a total fool or designs gas guzzling SUV’s for a living.
This Urban Legend was proven wrong long ago.
A highly efficient gas car will never do better than a highly efficient gas car with an electric motor to help it. The electric energy is provided by the vehicle itself so there’s no “grid” that has to be accessed.
You really need to do some hybrid research before bashing.