The state of New York is putting up $500,000 to assist UPS in converting the majority of its New York City delivery fleet to electric trucks.
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If you follow the commodities market, you may have noticed that prices for rare earth elements have been going up and up and up. China, which controls 95% of the world’s access to rare earths, has limited exports, thus driving up prices. Many automakers, including Toyota, rely on rare earths for their hybrid and electric […]
Well dear readers, the curtain is coming down on another year. 2011 will surely go down as a watershed year for the world, and for me personally as well. On that note, it’s time for your last dose of the green news roundup. This morning’s highlights include the Indy EV 500, Mitsubishi is building an […]
On the surface electric cars seem simple, but the motors and batteries are actually made from rare earth elements subject to supply disruption. But Toyota is working on an electric motor that doesn’t use these rare metals.
Cars are, without a doubt, much more complicated bits of machinery than they were in the past. Where once the most complicated device in a car was the battery, nowadays they have catalytic converters, computerized fuel injection, and batteries made from rare earth elements in the case of hybrid cars. It is those elements that some have expressed concern […]