Griffith Hack Clean & Sustainable Technologies

Rare earth supply to slow electric and hybrid car growth while diesel grows by Justin Blows
April 15, 2010, 8:10 am
Filed under: Feature

According to this movie, the production of electric and hybrid cars is likely to stay modest for at least a decade because of the limited supply of rare earths used in batteries and electric motors, most of which come from China.

While lithium based batteries may overcome the problem of rare earths for batteries, has any one got a electric motor suitable for electric cars without rare earths?

Meanwhile, it is reported here that Australians are buying diesel cars in increasing numbers. The efficiency of these vehicles is challenging hybrids.

Australia’s green house gas emissions from its car fleet has actually gone down 13% over the last 5 years.

Justin Blows


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