Hybrid Car Research Looking to Magnets
According to the latest research, hybrid cars may be ale to approve the way that they run by using magnets. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the St. Polten University of Applied Sciences in Australia, looks into the best composition for vehicle magnets and how this new technology could impact overall efficiency. So far, the research shows that scientists can now use high performance magnets to conserve raw materials in hybrid cars.
Professor Thomas Schrefl, the lead author on the project, says that the findings of this study could indicate a raw material change in all new hybrid or electric cars. The materials in question, neodymium and dysprosium, offer high performance properties of magnets and could eventually improve the quality of all hybrid cars by simplifying problems that could emerge just after a few years of owning a car.
The project itself is a collaboration between the researchers at St. Polten University and the University of Sheffiled. Of course, more work still needs to be done on how magnets can be used to truly improve the way that these new cars run, but researchers say that so far, there is an improvement when higher quality magnets are used.
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