Toyota’s New Electric Motor Cuts Need for Costly (and Overwhelmingly China-Sourced) Rare-Earth Metal

Automakers are making nearly continuous improvements to vehicle engines and structures by alloying their steels with an evolving list of special ingredients such as manganese, titanium, chromium, and nickel. But for electric cars, the essential recipe for making the physics work in electric motors and batteries can seem more than a little daunting. One of […]

Toyota’s New Electric Motor Cuts Need for Costly (and Overwhelmingly China-Sourced) Rare-Earth Metal

Automakers are making nearly continuous improvements to vehicle engines and structures by alloying their steels with an evolving list of special ingredients such as manganese, titanium, chromium, and nickel. But for electric cars, the essential recipe for making the physics work in electric motors and batteries can seem more than a little daunting. One of […]

Shocking: Toyota Plans to Zap Nearly a Dozen EVs to Life by Early 2020s.

Toyota, one of the original purveyors of hybrids, has recognized the need to juice its EV profile. Chevrolet, Nissan, and a bevy of other automakers already have an answer for customers looking to totally shun gas stations. Toyota does not. The plan, u…