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Japanese researchers develop EV motor not reliant on rare earth metals

Physorg -- Japanese researchers working out of Tokyo University of Science, have built what they describe as a motor for electric cars that does not require so-called rare earth metals; a move that could drive down the costs for such vehicles.

Rare earth metals are a set of seventeen metals that, despite their name, are not actually rare; instead they are widely dispersed in the Earth’s surface, making mining both difficult and expensive. Japan has been particularly sensitive to the use of rare earth metals in electric and hybrid motor creation, because the country doesn’t have a source of such materials of its own, and therefore must import it from other countries, most notably China, which some in Japan have accused of using monopolistic business practices.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2011 9:10:06 PM

great start into the right direction. Keep it up.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2011 8:53:53 AM

MidNJ,

What are you trying to say? Their motor has some vibration and noise issues... Fix the Vibration and you probably resolve some noise... if it still makes noise maybe add some sound proofing. Easy fix. Right? Why are you making an issue out of it?
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2011 4:11:57 AM

Very interesting article, and I hope they are successful.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 10:33:13 PM

I hope they are successful. Rare earth metal a big problem for electric and solar.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 9:51:03 PM

GOOD LUCK!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 9:10:54 PM

There goes the monopoly on rare earths.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 9:08:10 PM

Good old Japanese technology.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 9:02:38 PM

Good for Japan. It is a very interesting article.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 9:01:21 PM

Not sold on this.
MidNJ
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:58:38 PM

From the article;

"There is also apparently, an issue with noise and vibration, but the team says it’s a minor problem that will be easily corrected."
Interesting comment.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:58:37 PM

way to go
ortegs12009
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:57:49 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:53:52 PM

I encourage the study of all probable ideas.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:53:07 PM

yes, interesting!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:52:34 PM

This will have to upset China. The just got nailed for holding back on rare earth metals by the world bank or trade, something like that. This should help finish bursting their bubble.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:48:03 PM

It is good that these developments are taking place but I still would not bet on the price of EV's going down.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:47:42 PM

It`s been moving that way.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:44:32 PM

Hooray!
Screw you Chinese Gov't officials that want to keep bumping the prices of so called 'rare earth metals' and not exporting anything more then 10%
!! :P
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:43:34 PM

This is interesting
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:38:40 PM

Great news especially since the Chinese are hording rare earth metals.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:37:15 PM

Good news for Japan!

Good news for EV buyers!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:35:07 PM

a good move away from China's control
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:32:53 PM

figures Japan would lead the way
thanks nobama for making us a second rate country
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:32:49 PM

Nix to Japan!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:31:34 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:23:26 PM

Sha, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:07:48 PM

Just make sure it will pull my fifth wheel.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:59:22 PM

Japan will succumb to China in the near future.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:57:32 PM

I would really like to see more American advances in this and everything else.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:53:58 PM

leave it t o the japs
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:49:45 PM

Give them time and they will make it both cheaper and smaller
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:43:34 PM

anything not to deal with china
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:42:05 PM

Good, we need a cheaper alternative.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:41:47 PM

good. i hope it works.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:38:57 PM

give them time and they will make it both cheaper and smaller
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:38:44 PM

because americans are fat, lazy and stupid!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:38:36 PM

Hello USA, get going on research....
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:34:55 PM

why can't America be the forerunners?
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:34:05 PM

Great
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:31:08 PM

good...
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:25:48 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:20:10 PM

Will it be enough to make EV's affordable?
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:14:24 PM

I agree with you rednix.
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Leave it to the Japanese to make engines like this that will benefit everyone.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:07:08 PM

Supply and demand market forces push people to innovate and lower costs. Capitalism at its finest again.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:06:12 PM

Cut the China connection!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:05:19 PM

Sorry but I'm not an EV type person......... give me the small diesel power.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 7:02:46 PM

Good move.
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If you don't have the resources then you do what you have to do.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 6:49:28 PM

Good.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 6:44:14 PM

Sounds pretty cool!
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