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Making Electric Motors More Efficient, Affordable By 3D-Printing Magnets

A $2.6M project will fine tune an advanced manufacturing approach that opens doors to more power-dense and sustainable magnetic materials. Improving electric motor efficiency, reducing costs and ultimately making them without heavy rare-earth elements are the goals of a new $2.6 million project led by the University of Michigan. Today … [continued]

USPS Electric Vehicle Study Challenged By U-M Analysis

ACS Publications: Abstract “The United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to purchase 165,000 next-generation delivery vehicles (NGDVs) between 2023 and 2032. The USPS submitted an environmental impact statement (EIS) for two NGDV procurement scenarios: (1) 90% internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) and 10% battery electric vehicles (BEVs) (‘ICEV scenario’) and (2) 100% BEVs (‘BEV scenario’). To correct several significant deficiencies in the EIS, we conduct a cradle-to-grave life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment of these two scenarios.”