Toyota unveils plans to slash heavy rare earth use in EV motors

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Published: Thursday, 29 March 2018

Neodymium is reduced, dysprosium and terbium eliminated, and sources outside China can be opened up, the Japanese carmaker says.

Car manufacturer Toyota has unveiled a method to halve the amount of neodymium used in heat-resistant permanent magnets, and to entirely avoid the use of the heavy rare-earth elements terbium and dysprosium.
The technology would give magnet-makers the option of sourcing their materials from somewhere other than China, and could...

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