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Rare-earth metals in magnets for electric-car motors: what you need to know

Rare-earth metals in magnets for electric-car motors: what you need to know

It's not surprising that the powertrains of electric cars differ quite a bit from traditional internal-combustion engines. Although they have fewer moving parts, the rare-earth magnets that help power electric cars can be quite complex to fabricate. So, what is there to know about rare-earth... read more

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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

How Toyota Made The 2012 RAV4 EV More Aerodynamic

As most electric car fans will tell you, it’s much easier for automakers to build an all-electric car from scratch than it is to repurpose an existing gasoline model... read more August 23, 2012 by 10


 
Famed electrical engineer Nikola Tesla, scanned image from postcard c. 1890.

Tesla Motors CEO Musk To Support Tesla Museum Project

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, has quite a lot on his mind these days. Among his tasks: making sure production of the 2012 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan ramps up... read more August 17, 2012 by 1


 
EcoCAR2 teams will modify a Chevrolet Malibu. (PRNewsFoto/Argonne National Lab, Roy Feldman)

EcoCar2 Will Challenge College Teams To Build Greener Cars

The winning team for the third and final year of the first EcoCar Challenge has yet to be announced, but the next three-year competition has already been unveiled. On... read more April 15, 2011 by 1


 
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept

BMW Hiring 2,600 Workers By 2012 For Hybrid And Electric Cars

First General Motors said it would add 1,000 workers purely to work on electric cars. Now it's BMW's turn. In a strong indicator of its commitment to developing hybrid and... read more December 10, 2010 by 0


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

GM Doubles Down on Electric Cars, Will Hire 1,000 Engineers For Them

It doesn't really matter whether GM sells the first Chevrolet Volt electric cars at a loss or not. The company announced yesterday that it plans to hire 1,000 new engineers... read more December 3, 2010 by 5


 
2011 Jaguar XJ

Will Jaguar Have the First Hybrid Born From Jet Turbines?

"Born From Jets" may be the slogan of recently-saved-from-death Swedish Saab, but one day it may prove more appropriate for British carmaker Jaguar. The company has been... read more January 29, 2010 by 2


 
Tesla Model S Sedan

More Tesla Turmoil? Executive Turnover Continues

Executive turnover continues at Silicon Valley electric-car startup Tesla Motors, with three executives leaving in nine months and two more hired. The turnover comes both in... read more October 2, 2009 by 4


 
Mahle three-cylinder, 1.2-liter engine develops 193 horsepower

Big Mileage Gains From Really, Really Small Engines

We keep saying that one of the ways all cars will get greener and more efficient is for their engines to get smaller and work harder. One of the first production examples of... read more August 10, 2009 by 3


 

 
 

 
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