Metabo now has lithium-ion batteries for its cordless power tools. The batteries feature 40 percent higher performance and 40 percent less weight than traditional rechargeable batteries. The batteries come with a number of cordless tools, including a full line of drill/drivers, a reciprocating saw, and a four-piece combination kit. Existing BSZ Series tools can be upgraded to use the lithium-ion batteries with the purchase of this battery and charger. They can be stored up to 18 months without losing any charge, compared to four to six months for traditional batteries. The batteries are more environmentally friendly and can be easily disposed of because they are not made with any heavy metals. For more information visit www.metabousa.com or call (800) 638-2264.