Gallery: Toyota Developing Electric Motor With Less Rare Earth Metals


The Toyota Prius may be one of the most popular hybrid cars on the planet, but Toyota believes they can make it even greener. As such, they are researching and developing a new electric motor that is cheaper and requires less rare earth metals to make. In a statement, Toyota said that the technology would also reduce the company’s dependency on China, which currently produces 97 percent of the rare earth metals needed for many high-tech products.

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  1. ines p January 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I wonder what will be the costs.

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