27 Dec '11, 2am

Electric cars to be hit by supply disruptions: The advancement of electric cars in the short-term could be affec...

The advancement of electric cars in the short-term could be affected by supply disruptions. That’s the verdict of a new report from the US Department of Energy entitled 2011 Critical Materials Strategy , which looks at supply challenges for five rare earth metals – dysprosium, neodymium, europium, terbium and yttrium. These metals are used in magnets for wind turbines and electric vehicles or phosphors in energy efficient lighting. Meanwhile, other elements, including indium, lanthanum, cerium and tellurium, were found to be near critical. According to the report, demand for almost all of the materials has grown more rapidly than demand for commodity metals such as steel – this has come from consumer products including mobile phones, computers and flat panel televisions, as well as clean energy technologies. However, the report concludes that manufacturers of wind power an...

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