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The American Conservative Case for Electric Vehicles (5 Reasons That Are Not The Environment)

Given the recent election results, it's very likely that there will be sweeping legislative changes in the areas of energy and environme...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

AC Propulsion on Rare Earth Metals Batteries - Electric Motorcycle and Scooter News - Motorcycle USA

AC Propulsion on Rare Earth Metals Batteries - Electric Motorcycle and Scooter News - Motorcycle USA: "AC Propulsion notes it has been making EV motors without using rare earth metals for nearly 20 years.

“AC Propulsion has been making AC induction motors, which do not use any rare earth metals, for almost two decades,” says Tom Gage, AC Propulsion CEO. “The AC Propulsion induction motor technology, first introduced in 1992, is developed specifically to power vehicles. The BMW MINI E, the Peraves MonoTracer E, and the Tesla Roadster all use this motor technology. These vehicles demonstrate without a doubt that induction motors offer compact, robust, efficient, and lightweight power for electric propulsion. Induction motors are built with iron, aluminum, and copper, so no rare earth metals are needed. This explains Toyota's renewed interest in the induction motor.”"