Monday, February 26, 2018

A Green Car Breakthrough From Toyota

Here at Keyes Toyota, we know that more drivers have been looking into green vehicles lately. Still, there are a few obstacles to more widespread adoption for models like the 2018 Toyota Prius, even as these cars keep improving year after year. For some drivers, the obstacle is cost. If you're one of those drivers, the Toyota brand might have some good news for you.
A rare earth metal named neodymium is a crucial part of electric car motors. Toyota researchers have found a way to reduce the amount of metal used by roughly twenty percent, thanks to the development of a new kind of magnet. This is a big deal for a few reasons.

The first benefit its that this will make it less expensive to produce green cars. By replacing some of the neodymium with less costly metals, the Toyota brand can save money on every electric car it produces and pass that savings along to drivers. That means that the price of green vehicles could start coming down, even more than they have in recent years.

The other benefit of this recent breakthrough is that it could help solve some major supply issues as well. Neodymium is a rare earth metal, so it's obviously not the most common stuff around. Automakers have run into issues when trying to keep this material in stock before, so reducing the amount needed by around twenty percent makes a huge difference. This is especially true as the Toyota brand embarks on some more aggressive green car plans. Soon we'll see more green Toyota vehicles that could cost less money, making the environment and your wallet the big winners here.

So if you're looking for green cars and a brand that's always innovating, visit our Toyota dealership near Los Angeles. We'll make it easy to find the new Toyota car of your dreams. We hope to see you soon for a test drive!

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