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Re: China's share of the market of rare earth metals

Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:56 am

If the Leaf is using a synchronous motor (has anyone been able to confirm?) then it is likely to be using neodymium magnets. The Prius' motor/generators are of a synchronous design.

The Tesla's motor is an asynchronous AC induction motor.

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