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Green Car Congress: UQM Technologies granted patent on permanent magnet electric motor design using non-rare earth magnets

UQM Technologies Inc. has been granted a US patent (8,928,198, “Brushless PM machine construction enabling low coercivity magnets”) for an electric and hybrid electric vehicle motor design using non-rare earth magnets. The patent covers the unique magnet geometry and the method of manufacturing the motor. Pinboard (MacAaron) Cool the Earth, Earth Day and a cool electric car rally »

An electric vehicle (EV) rally is the best way to celebrate Earth Day this year. Cool the Earth is doing that with an EV rally across the North Bay. Pinboard (MacAaron)

Honda to reuse rare earth metal extracted from NiMH batteries in hybrids for hybrid vehicle motors

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has agreed with TDK Corporation and Japan Metals & Chemicals Co., Ltd. (JMC) to jointly pursue the reuse of a rare earth metal extracted from nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles for magnets of new hybrid vehicle motors. In March of this year, Honda began supplying a battery manufacturer with rare …
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Formula E takes electric car racing to Los Angeles for Earth Day

The Formula E electric car racing Championship took to the streets of Los Angeles today to preview the 2014 launch of the racing series. Pinboard (MacAaron)

Caterpillar announces hybrid electric earth moving machine, Cat663E H

Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar proves that hybrid vehicle technologies can be applied big machines, as well as small, with introduction of a hybrid version of their industry-leading excavator machine. Pinboard (MacAaron)