LG’s New DCT Motor Forgoes Rare-Earth Minerals LG Innotek announces production of what it calls the world's first rare-earth-free automotive dual-clutch transmission motor will launch early next year. The motor will ease concerns among automakers about their reliance on uncertain rare-earth supplies, the Korean company says. Rare-earth elements are difficult to source and are subject to sharp price increases when supplies dwindle. There are only small and concentrated reserves ...

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