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